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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 11:06 AM
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What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."

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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 05:34 PM
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I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.



posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 08:37 PM
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NUTS!!!

Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe



posted on Feb, 3 2006 @ 09:57 PM
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War is hell and you cannot refine it.
Major General William Tecumseh Sherman



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 03:20 PM
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"War is a racket."
Smedley Butler

-Forestlady



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 03:37 PM
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'Go, as a Pilgrim, and seek out Danger,
Far from the Comfort and Well Lit avenues of Life;
Pit your very Soul against the Unknown and seek Stimulation in the company of the Brave;
Experience Cold and Hunger, Heat and Thirst and Survive to see another Challenge and Another Dawn.

Only then, will you be at Peace with yourself and be able to know and to say, 'I looked down the farthest side of the Mountain and, Fulfilled and Understanding All and truly Content that I Lived a Full Life that was of My own Choice';

'We are the Pilgrims, Master
We shall go, Always a Little Further,
It may be beyond that Last Blue Mountain, Barr’d with snow, Across that Angry or that Glimmering Sea'.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 03:43 PM
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On The Beaches

'I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone'.

'At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty’s Government – every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and of the Nation!'

'The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength'.

'Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail'.

'We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills: we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s own time, the New World, with all it’s power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old'.


Sir Winston Churchill in his address to Parliament 1940



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 03:46 PM
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The Gettysburg Address

‘Four score and seven years ago our fathers bought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition, that all men are created equal’.
‘Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this’.
‘But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate we cannot consecrate we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced’.
‘It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth’.

Abraham Lincoln



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:26 AM
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It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.
General Robert Edward Lee, viewing the massacre of assaulting Federal troops against Longstreets corps positions along Marye's Heights Fredericksburg Virginia December 13, 1862



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