Introduction Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha (English: John Zizka of Trocnov and the Chalice; c. 1360 to 11 October 1424) was a Czech general – a contemporary and follower of Jan Hus and a Radical Hussite who led the Taborites. Žižka was a successful military leader and is now a Czech national hero. He… Read More
“The personality of the general is indispensable; he is the head, he is the all, of an army. The Gauls were not conquered by the Roman Legion, but by Caesar. It was not before the Carthagenian soldiers that Rome was made to tremble, but before Hannibal. It was not the Macedonian phalanx which penetrated into… Read More
“Soldiers need leaders who know how to fight and how to make the right decisions.” General Carl Vuono (1934 to Present) Carl Edward Vuono is a retired United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1987 to 1991.
“The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious offering – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those divine attributes which his maker gave when he created in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place… Read More
“I have never advocated war except as a means for peace.” Ulysses S. Grant (1706 to 1790) Also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, he was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one… Read More
“War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueller it is the sooner it will be over.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia and… Read More
“War is hell.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia and the Carolinas (1864-65).