Bernard Montgomery

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Person.png Bernard Montgomery   Spartacus WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
(soldier)
Born 1887-11-17
Kennington, Surrey, England
Died 24 March 1976 (Age 88)
Alton, Hampshire, England

Quotations

“The next war on land will be very different from the last one, in that we shall have to fight it in a different way. In reaching a decision on that matter, we must first be clear about certain rules of war. Rule 1, on page I of the book of war, is: "Do not march on Moscow". Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: "Do not go fighting with your land armies in China". It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives, and an army fighting there would be engulfed by what is known as the Ming Bing, the people's insurgents.”
Bernard Montgomery (30 May 1962)  - [1]



References

  1. Hansard House of Lords debate on the army estimates


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