Ordinary Standards…

“He who dedicates himself to a profession, which demands staking one’s life in a common cause, he who takes on at the same time the responsibility to send others on orders to their deaths, must maintain for himself a moral conviction and direction, which cannot be measured by ordinary standards.” William I (1797 to 1888)… Read More

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The Moral Effect…

“The moral effect of result upon troops must never be overlooked.” Major General J.M. Schofield (1831 to 1906), from the Inaugural Address to the Journal of the Military Service Institute of the United States, 11 January 1879 Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield was an US Army officer who held multiple major commands during the course… Read More

Moral Spirit…

“’The spirit of an army lives in its officers,’ wrote Ruchel; for the moral of the rank and file is the moral of its leaders.” J.F.C. Fuller (1878 to 1966), Training Soldiers for War, 1914 Major General John Frederick Charles ‘Boney’ Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and strategist.… Read More

Make Good Men…

“No speech of admonition can be so fine that it will at once make those who hear it good men if they are not good already; it would surely not make archers good if they had not had practice in shooting, neither could it make lancers good, nor horsemen; it cannot even make men able… Read More

Moral & Physical…

“The moral is to the physical as three to one.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 121) 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 of the West. He… Read More

Avoidable Bloodshed…

“How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started – that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.” Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945) Adolf Hitler is one of the most well-known – and reviled – figures… Read More