Funny Military Quotes

Courtesy of David R.

"Do not touch anything unnecessarily. Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." -from a Soviet infantry manual issued in the 1930's

One of the serious problems in planning the fight against American doctrine, is that the Americans do not read their manuals, nor do they feel any obligation to follow their doctrine. -from a Soviet Junior Lt.'s notebook

"The best tank terrain is that without anti-tank weapons." -Russian military doctrine.

At a pre-WWII diplomatic conference, the Nazi Foreign Minister Ribbentrop "sniffed" to Eden and Churchill that if there was another war, the Italians would be on Germany's side! To which Churchill supposedly replied: "that seems only fair, we had them last time!"

"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis." -from a post WWII debriefing of a German General

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