Runner-up?

“In war there is no prize for runner-up.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany during World War II. He later served as first chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949 to 1953).… Read More

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Giants & Infants…

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany… Read More

Died Hard, but Loved…

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964 A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More

Lucky vs Good…

“I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history… Read More

I Insist on Oats…

“Horses have no patriotism; soldiers fight without bread, but horses insist on oats.” Etienne, Comte de Nansouty (1768 to 1815) Etienne-Marie-Antoine-Champion Nansouty was a French cavalry general known for his sarcasm and adherence to tradition.

A Means for Peace…

“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