World Battlefronts: Fed Up

Cromwellian, unrhetorical General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery characteristically addressed his troops in England:

¶ "I never put an army into battle until I am quite certain it is going to be a good show. Never. We will not have any question of any failure. If there is any question, we will not start. . . ."

¶ "This war began a long while ago. I am getting fed up with the thing. I think it is nearly time we finished it."

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