Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by a British Soldier


Learn more about Frederick Barton Maurice at Wikipedia.

Major-General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, 1st Baronet GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO (19 January 1871 – 19 May 1951) was a senior British Army officer, military correspondent, writer and academic. During the First World War he was famously forced to resign his commission in May 1918 after writing a letter to The Times criticizing Prime Minister David Lloyd George for making misleading statements about the strength of British forces on the Western Front. He also founded the British Legion in 1920, and served as its president from 1932 to 1947.

5 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by a British Soldier

  1. When all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail

    As for officer and SF training, they no longer separate political solutions from military or clandestine services solution. They are all jumbled up into ome

  2. For a moment Barton’s thought sounds wise, but it’s not, and is out of wider context.

    At first it depends on WHO and WHY is preparing for the war. Conquer and Rule is immanent to an Empire, where Military is primary tool and war is the method, hence war is a conceptual essence.

    In contrast with Empire, as a potential target, any country not being ready for the war is predestined looser. Hence, preparedness for war in both cases is logical and necessity.

    Translated in our nowadays reality, not being prepared for Multicultural “interaction” with “superior” minorities in own countries is total naivety, recklessness and even idiotism.

    PREPARE FOR WAR, AND HOPE FOR PEACE is just plain prudence.

  3. I read a quote recently which Churchill and Hitler should have paid attention to, not to mention the Kaiser, Tsar, Archduke, Sultan and a few others. Not sure of the year, may have been after WWI.

    Roughly “To be a Great Power you must be able to fight a Great War. If you fight such a war, you will no longer be a Great Power”.

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