Worth fighting for…

“Any soldier worth his salt should be anti-war. And still, there are things worth fighting for.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012) Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Advertisements Advertisements

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The Ugliest Thing of Things…

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest thing of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and… Read More

They…

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 to 1948) Known as Mahatma Gandhi, he was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. As such, he came to… Read More

Stillness then Spirit…

“In peace, there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness, and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger, stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood … now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, hold hard the breath, and bend up every… Read More

Strategy & Victory: Yesterday & Tomorrow…

“Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known for being a philosopher,… Read More

“Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I

Research Paper Title “Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I. Excerpt The assiduous and organized cultivation of sport, and what is more important the spirit of sport, has become one of the most distinctive marks of the British Army, and it will be a task worthy of the… Read More