Military Quotations

Stirring Words of War and Peace

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 7 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849533270

About the book

‘Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl.’
Frederick the Great 

‘I am the Flail of God… If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.’
Genghis Khan 

‘Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.’
Colman McCarthy 

From Churchill to Sitting Bull, and from Agincourt to the Khyber Pass, history is rich in rousing rhetoric, inspiring quotations and heroic speeches from the most celebrated military leaders, writers and observers. Whether applauding great victories or standing firm against the horrors and injustices of war, the quotations and stories of this collection will take the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the many unique experiences of military history.

About the author

Ray Hamilton is a freelance writer and editor, whose lifelong passions are travel, languages and history. He has edited books on a wide range of subjects, including politics, history, travel, sport, gangland violence and birdwatching! He previously pursued a varied career in government, the highlights of which included multilateral government negotiations in Paris and forays into sub-Saharan Africa.