Montgomery quote of the day


David Davis

  • “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.”
(spoken of the US approach to the Vietnam War) Quoted in Chalfont’s Montgomery of Alamein.
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One response to “Montgomery quote of the day

  1. There’s also a lovely little misquote of this in the film “The Pricess Bride”:

    During a scene in which the prince is trying to outguess the baddy who has poisoned one cup of wine and swapped them around the baddy says:

    “You only think I guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha…”