J. F. C. Fuller

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Born Sunday 1 September 1878, died Thursday 10 February 1966

Professions: Historian, Soldier

Nationality: British

To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation.

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Air warfare is a shot through the brain, not a hacking to pieces of the enemy's body.

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National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane.

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It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme. Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are never equal and can never be equal.

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In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.

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