„[The German Legion] which, in conjunction with Blucher and the Prussians at Waterloo, saved the British Army from destruction.“

Speech celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Hanoverian regiments (19 December 1903), quoted in The Times (21 December 1903), p. 9
1900s

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deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen 1859 - 1941

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Adolf Hitler Foto

„It is already war history how the German Armies defeated the legions of capitalism and plutocracy. After forty-five days this campaign in the West was equally and emphatically terminated.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

Berlin: Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslovia and Greece http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/adolf-hitler-order-of-the-day-calling-for-invasion-of-yugoslovia-and-greece-april-1941 (April 6, 1941)
1940s

Adolf Hitler Foto

„What the world did not deem possible the German people have achieved…. It is already war history how the German Armies defeated the legions of capitalism and plutocracy. After forty-five days this campaign in the West was equally and emphatically terminated.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

“Adolf Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece,” Berlin, (April 6, 1941), New York Times, April 7, 1941
1940s

Kim Il-sung Foto

„Engels once called the British army the most brutal army. During the Second World War, the German fascist army surpassed the barbarism of the British army. No human brain could ever imagine more diabolic and terrible cruelty then those done by the Hitler gangsters at that time. But in Korea, the Americans have far exceed the Hitlerites!“

—  Kim Il-sung President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1912 - 1994

Kim Il-sung to the Swedish communist leader Frank Baude in 1993. Quote and translated fr Mot strömmen, pg. 186: "Engels kallade en gång den brittiska armén den mest brutala armén. Under andra världskriget överträffade den tyska fascistarmén brittiska armén i barbari. Ingen mänsklig hjärna kunde någonsin föreställa sig mer djävulska och förfärliga grymheter än dem som begicks av Hitler-skurkarna vid den tiden. Men i Korea har amerikanerna långt mer överträffat hitleristerna."

Karl Dönitz Foto
Vyacheslav Molotov Foto

„One blow from the German army and another from the Soviet army put an end to this ugly product of Versailles.“

—  Vyacheslav Molotov Soviet politician and diplomat 1890 - 1986

Statement after the fall of Poland, as quoted in Legitimacy and Force (1988) by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, p. 49

Osbert Sitwell Foto

„How simple-minded of the Germans to imagine that we British could be cowed by the destruction of our ancient monuments! As though any havoc of the German bombs could possibly equal the things we have done ourselves!“

—  Osbert Sitwell British baronet 1892 - 1969

Quoted by George Orwell in Tribune, December 31, 1943.
Referring to the Baedeker Blitz: a series of German air raids on English cities of historic and architectural interest.

Bruce Palmer Jr. Foto
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon Foto

„The British Army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy.“

—  Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon British Liberal statesman 1862 - 1933

Quoted by Admiral 'Jacky' Fisher in Memories p.18 https://archive.org/stream/memoriesbyadmira00fishuoft#page/18/mode/1up (1919).

„New ideas are the only evolutionary force that will save us from destruction.“

—  John Twelve Hawks, buch Spark

Spark (2014)
Kontext: True ideology has vanished, replaced by fear and fantasy. The right wing wants corporate control and a return to a past that never existed. The left wing wants government control and a future that will never exist. Both groups lose sight of the essential questions: how can the individual speak and think and create freely? New ideas are the only evolutionary force that will save us from destruction.

Helen Keller Foto

„Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

"Strike Against War", speech in Carnegie Hall (5 January 1916) http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/helenstrike.html
Kontext: Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Foto

„Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction.“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Russian writer 1918 - 2008

Harvard University address (1978)
Kontext: Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction. We cannot avoid revising the fundamental definitions of human life and human society. Is it true that man is above everything? Is there no Superior Spirit above him? Is it right that man's life and society's activities have to be determined by material expansion in the first place? Is it permissible to promote such expansion to the detriment of our spiritual integrity?
If the world has not come to its end, it has approached a major turn in history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will exact from us a spiritual upsurge, we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life where our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but, even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in the Modern era.
This ascension will be similar to climbing onto the next anthropologic stage. No one on earth has any other way left but — upward.

Lewis H. Lapham Foto
Konstantin Rokossovsky Foto

„The German army is a machine, and machines can be broken!“

—  Konstantin Rokossovsky Soviet and Polish military commander 1896 - 1968

Quoted in "Current Biography" - Page 562 - by H.W. Wilson Company - 1945

Aneurin Bevan Foto
Ned Kelly Foto

„I will be compelled to show some colonial stratagem which will open the eyes of not only the Victoria Police and inhabitants but also the whole British army“

—  Ned Kelly Australian bushranger 1855 - 1880

Jerilderie Letter (1879)
Kontext: It will pay Government to give those people who are suffering innocence, justice and liberty. if not I will be compelled to show some colonial stratagem which will open the eyes of not only the Victoria Police and inhabitants but also the whole British army and no doubt they will acknowledge their hounds were barking at the wrong stump.

Wilhelm II, German Emperor Foto

„The soldier and the army, not Parliamentary majorities and decisions, have welded the German Empire together. I put my trust in the army.“

—  Wilhelm II, German Emperor German Emperor and King of Prussia 1859 - 1941

Speech (18 April 1891), quoted in Michael Balfour, The Kaiser and His Times (London: Penguin, 1975), p. 158
1890s

Walther von Brauchitsch Foto

„The German Army is tired. The vain effort to defeat Russia's armies has used up its equipment and reduced its morale.“

—  Walther von Brauchitsch German field marshal 1881 - 1948

Quoted in "Kaltenborn Edits the War News" - Page 25 - by Hans Kaltenborn - 1942

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Winston S. Churchill Foto

„If England had not resisted German militarism, in my view the German hegemony of Europe would have been established and our island would have had to face a united Continental army. It is the same old story from the days of Marlborough and Napoleon.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

The 1930s
Quelle: Letter to G. M. Trevelyan (3 January 1935), quoted in Martin Gilbert, Prophet of Truth: Winston S. Churchill, 1922–1939 (London: Minerva, 1990), p. 623

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