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“Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

Dan Daly Jun 6 1918

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Quote from 2 time Medal of Honor recipient, Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly, who on Jun 6 1918 yelled at the men of US 73rd Machine Gun Company

Aug 31 1919 #OTD New-York Tribune prints picture of
“Sergeant Dan Daly, of Brooklyn, who went over with the
@USMC, the most be-medalled man in the service, His decorations including the French Medal Militaire, Congressional Medal and D.S.C.”

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At a critical moment in the Seven Years’ War, King Frederick II of
Prussia harangued his soldiers, exclaiming: “Scoundrels! Do you want to
live forever?” One of his weary troops immediately shot back, “Fred, for
sixpence we have done enough today!” 

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mountedhistory:

mountedhistory:

Norwegian dragoons on the march, 1938/1939.

Just imagine. The army had not been to war since Napoleonic times, and yet they rode to meet an undefeatable foe in April 1940. They had no experience, and no idea how to properly utilise the cavalry in modern war. «Poor boys…» a woman said as they were riding down Karl Johan street. In the end, the cavalry was stopped at first sight by a bussload of Germans and disarmed without a single shot being fired.

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