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Quotations about the warfare and waging war

Douglas MacArthur – Today the guns are silent

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Douglas MacArthurToday the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain with death — the seas bear only commerce — men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire world lies quietly at peace. The holy mission has been completed. And in reporting this to you, the people, I speak for the thousands of silent lips, forever stilled among the jungles and the beaches and in the deep waters of the Pacific which marked the way.

Douglas MacArthur   (1880-1964)

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Winston Churchill – We shall not flag or fail

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Winston ChurchillWe 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.

Winston Churchill   (Nov 30, 1874-Jan 24, 1965)

Bernard Baruch – Choice between quick and dead

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Bernard BaruchMy fellow citizens of the world, we are here to make a choice between the quick and the
dead. . .Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with
faith, can work our salvation. . .We must elect world peace or world destruction.

Bernard Baruch   (1870-1965)
speech to the United Nations

Douglas MacArthur – I know war as few other men

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Douglas MacArthurI know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes… But once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

Douglas MacArthur   (1880-1964)