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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529869 04/22/20 05:23 PM
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The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
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and good men rot in filthy jails,
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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529881 04/22/20 05:26 PM
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"To the German Commander.

NUTS!

The American Commander."


General Anthony Clement McAuliffe

Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529886 04/22/20 05:27 PM
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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Tallgrass05] #13529890 04/22/20 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tallgrass05
"To the German Commander.

NUTS!

The American Commander."


General Anthony Clement McAuliffe


had to look that one up.


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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529895 04/22/20 05:30 PM
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Somebody said "War is Hell". It is so.

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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529912 04/22/20 05:37 PM
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Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529913 04/22/20 05:38 PM
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I don't know if I would refer to Che as a Top Military Commander.
He was a three time failed revolutionary wanna be who was Fidel Castro's pet project.

Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: Bigbob_FTW] #13529920 04/22/20 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbob_FTW
Originally Posted by Tallgrass05
"To the German Commander.

NUTS!

The American Commander."


General Anthony Clement McAuliffe


had to look that one up.


Interesting guy. Never used profanity, so that was about as strong a message as the General would send. German officers did not understand, so another American officer explained NUTS to them using much more colorful language.

Re: Quotes from some Top Military commanders [Re: fishslime] #13529935 04/22/20 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by fishslime
Somebody said "War is Hell". It is so.


I'm paraphrasing;

War isn't hell, war is war and hell is hell.
Sinners go to hell.
There are no innocent bystanders in Hell. War is chock full of innocent bystanders.


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