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Bernard Montgomery

Születési dátum: 17. november 1887
Halál dátuma: 24. március 1976

Bernard Law Montgomery angol tábornagy, Első Alameini Őrgrőf. Beceneve "Monty", ill. "Spártai Hadvezér". Idősebb angol tiszt, aki harcolt az első és a második világháborúban.

Idézetek Bernard Montgomery

„A döbbenetes veszteségek elborzasztottak. Úgy tűnt számomra, hogy a háború úgynevezett „jól küzdő tábornokai” az emberéletet teljesen semmibe veszik.“

—  Bernard Montgomery

: schoolnet – Az első világháborús lövészárok-hadviselésről
Eredeti: :The frightful casualties appalled me. The so-called “good fighting generals” of the war appeared to me to be those who had a complete disregard for human life.

„Az Egyesült Államok megszegte a háborúzás második szabályát. A szabály az, hogy ne szállj harcba szárazföldi csapatokkal az ázsiai szárazföldön. Az első szabály az, hogy ne vonulj Moszkva ellen. Ezt a két szabályt én magam találtam ki.“

—  Bernard Montgomery

: Morality and Political Violence,+don%27t+go+fighting+with+your+land+army+on+the+mainland+of+Asia.&source=bl&ots=pidX1oBrLE&sig=unUSBonhrjm2p3-nMxAHbc-xUts&hl=hu&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result – Az Egyesült Államok vietnámi szerepvállalásának veszélyeiről, 1962
Eredeti: :The U.S. has broken the second rule of war. That is, don’t go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don’t march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself.

„Tudatni akarom mindenkivel, hogy a rossz időknek vége – befejeződtek. A miniszterelnöktől kapott feladatunk az, hogy elpusztítsuk a tengelyhatalmak erőit Észak-Afrikában.“

—  Bernard Montgomery

: BBC – Üzenete csapataihoz az el-alameini csata kezdetekor, 1942
Eredeti: :I want to impress on everyone that the bad times are over – they’re finished! Our mandate from the Prime Minister is to destroy the Axis forces in North Africa.

„A háború könyvének első oldalán az első szabály: „Ne vonulj Moszkva ellen!” Számos ember megpróbálta, Napóleon és Hitler is, és nem működik.“

—  Bernard Montgomery

: Hansard – A Szovjetunióról a Lordok házában, 1962. május 30.
Eredeti: :Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: “Do not march on Moscow”. Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good.

„There were many reasons why we did not gain complete success at Arnhem. The following in my view were the main ones. First. The operation was not regarded at Supreme Headquarters as the spearhead of a major Allied movement on the northern flank designed to isolate, and finally to occupy, the Ruhr - the one objective in the West which the Germans could not afford to lose. There is no doubt in my mind that Eisenhower always wanted to give priority to the northern thrust and to scale down the southern one. He ordered this to be done, and he thought that it was being done. It was not being done. Second. The airborne forces at Arnhem were dropped too far away from the vital objective - the bridge. It was some hours before they reached it. I take the blame for this mistake. I should have ordered Second Army and 1st Airborne Corps to arrange that at least one complete Parachute Brigade was dropped quite close to the bridge, so that it could have been captured in a matter of minutes and its defence soundly organised with time to spare. I did not do so. Third. The weather. This turned against us after the first day and we could not carry out much of the later airborne programme. But weather is always an uncertain factor, in war and in peace. This uncertainty we all accepted. It could only have been offset, and the operation made a certainty, by allotting additional resources to the project, so that it became an Allied and not merely a British project. Fourth. The 2nd S. S. Panzer Corps was refitting in the Arnhem area, having limped up there after its mauling in Normandy. We knew it was there. But we were wrong in supposing that it could not fight effectively; its battle state was far beyond our expectation. It was quickly brought into action against the 1st Airborne Division.“

—  Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Concerning Operation Market Garden in his autobiography, 'The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery' (1958)

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