WWI Immortal Wartime Quotes
"The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."
- Sir Edward Grey
“The War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate.”
- Winston Churchill
"If the women in the factories stopped work for twenty minutes, the Allies would lose the war."
- French Field Marshal Joffre
"In no circumstances whatever will the expression 'shell-shock' be used verbally or be recorded in any regimental or other casualty report,or in any hospital or other medical document."
- British army General Routine Order No. 2384, issued on 7 June 1917 issued in France.
"They have all been very kind to me here. But this I would say,standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."
- Edith Louisa Cavell, 4 December 1865 - 12 October 1915, was a British nurse,
humanitarian and spy. She is celebrated for helping some 200 Allied soldiers
escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was
arrested. She was court-martialled, found guilty of treason and executed.
"They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn."
- Lawrence Binyon