Special Report

The Greatest War Time Speeches in History

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Joseph Stalin, May 1941
> War: World War II

“The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages … onward, to victory!”

William Tecumseh Sherman, February 1905
> War: American Civil War

“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

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Vladimir Putin, February 2022
> War: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

“Whoever tries to stand in our way or create threats for our country and people should know Russia’s response will be immediate and lead you to consequences you have never encountered in your history.”

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Ulysses S. Grant, 1864
> War: American Civil War

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”

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George Patton, 1943
> War: World War II

“No dumb bаstаrd ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bаstаrd die for his country.”

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