The Grand Alliance: The Second World War Quotes.

1. "One clear-cut result is worth a dozen wise precautions."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

2. "When we face with a steady eye the difficulties which lie before us, we may derive new confidence from remembering those we have already overcome."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

3. "We often hear military experts inculcate the doctrine of giving priority to the decisive theatre. There is a lot in this. But in war this principle, like all others, is governed by facts and circumstances; otherwise strategy would be too easy. It would become a drill-book and not an art; it would depend upon rules and not on an instructed and fortunate judgment of the proportions of an ever-changing scene."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

4. "In war and policy one should always try to put oneself in the position of what Bismarck called the Other Man. The more fully and sympathetically a Minister can do this the better are his chances of being right. The more knowledge he possesses of the opposite point of view, the less puzzling it is to know what to do. But imagination without deep and full knowledge is a snare,"
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

5. "But Governments and peoples do not always take rational decisions. Sometimes they take mad decisions, or one set of people get control who compel all others to obey and aid them in folly."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

6. "To Admiral Cunningham it was against all tradition to abandon the Army in such a crisis. He declared, It takes the Navy three years to build a new ship. It will take three hundred years to build a new tradition."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

7. "In two or three minutes Mr. Roosevelt came through. Mr. President, what’s this about Japan? It’s quite true, he replied. They have attacked us at Pearl Harbour. We are all in the same boat now."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

8. "One incident preserved by General Ismay in an apocryphal and somewhat lively form may be allowed to lighten the narrative. His orderly, a Royal Marine, was shown the sights of Moscow by one of the Intourist guides. This, said the Russian, is the Eden Hotel, formerly Ribbentrop Hotel. Here is Churchill Street, formerly Hitler Street. Here is the Beaverbrook railway station, formerly Goering railway station. Will you have a cigarette, comrade? The Marine replied, Thank you, comrade, formerly bastard! This tale, though jocular, illustrates none the less the strange atmosphere of these meetings."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

9. "replace it. 7. Please say what you are doing and how you propose to overcome the growing difficulties of sending reinforcements into Singapore. Also, what has been done about reducing number of useless mouths in Singapore Island? What was the reply about supplies? *** It is not possible to pursue"
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

10. "Madness is however an affliction which in war carries with it the advantage of SURPRISE."
- Winston S. Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War

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