“At last we are eye to eye with death. We must renounce all hopes of freaks and fortunes. Sacrifice to the last drop of blood is demand of us. Surrender would paralyse and sap our race for generations.” German Army radio spokesman in a broadcast to German troops during the battle for Hungary (October 1944)… Read More
“You can’t say civilization don’t advance. For every war, they kill you a new way.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American entertainer, famous for his pithy and homespun humour.
Number of Military Working Dogs On 01 October 2018, there were 833 military working dogs in service with the British Armed Forces. Number of Military Working Dogs that have Died Between 2013 and 2018, four military working dogs have died on operations: Three died in 2013: Two were killed in action; and One died of… Read More
“Fewer than one in 100,000 people have died in combat per year since 2000 – one-sixth the rate between 1950 and 2000, and one-fiftieth of that between 1900 and 1950.” (The Economist, 2018, p.89). Research by the Economist suggests there is a strong correlation between democracy and peace. A stark exception to this was the… Read More
“There’s only one truth about war; people die.” Philip Sheridan (1831 to 1888) Philip Henry Sheridan was a US Army officer and Union general. He was a highly successful US cavalry officer whose driving military leadership in the last year of the American Civil War was instrumental in defeating the Confederate Army.
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” William Shakespeare (1564 to 1616), from Julius Caesar Shakespeare was an English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.
“Every waking and sleeping moment, my nightmare is the fact that I will give an order that will cause countless numbers of human beings to lose their lives.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012), speaking in 1991 Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that… Read More