"Right now, say in October, we might storm the Continent and lose a couple of corps in doing it, but we would be there and we would push ahead. It might be a good idea to lose thousands and thousands, to martyr a per cent of our forces in order to chop a couple of years off the war. The casualties would be large but they would have to be suffered. . . . The martyr idea and the reduction of the war by two years might be a good plan, but remember I...

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