[On whether to commence the Normandy invasion in marginal weather conditions]
General Dwight D. Eisenhower: I'm quite positive we must give the order. I don't like it, but there it is. Gentlemen, I don't see how we can possibly do anything... but go.More Movie: The Longest Day  Movie: The Longest Day  quotes [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort: I don't think I have to remind you that this war has been going on for almost 5 years. Over half of Europe has been overrun and occupied. We're comparative newcomers. England's gone through a blitz with a knife at her throat since 1940. I'm quite sure that they, too, are impatient and itching to go. Do I make myself clear?
Capt. Harding: Yes, sir. Quite clear.
Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort: 3 million men penned up on this island all over England in staging areas like this. We're on the threshold of the most crucial day of our times. 3 million men out there, keyed up, just waiting for that big step-off. We aren't exactly alone. Notify the men, full packs and equipment 1400 hours.
Capt. Harding: Yes, sir.More Movie: The Longest Day  Movie: The Longest Day  quotes [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
Mayor of Colleville: [meeting the British on the beach] Welcome; welcome, friends. I brought champagne, but I do know think it will be enough for all of you.
Lord Lovat: Quite alright. We have a pressing engagement; the war. Move inland.
[to his bagpiper]
Lord Lovat: Millen, Blue Bonnett!
[as British troops march inland to the bagpipe playing of Millen, the mayor of Colleville raises his champagne bottle in salute, which earns the bemused observation of Clough and Flanagan]
Pvt. Clough: [to Flanagan] I tell you, there are some pretty peculiar blokes on this beach.More Movie: The Longest Day  Movie: The Longest Day  quotes [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
Major General Gunther Blumentritt: [in German] This is history. We are living an historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious Führer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. Sometimes I wonder which side God is on.More Movie: The Longest Day  Movie: The Longest Day  quotes [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
[a coded message to the Resistance, spoken in French]
Radio Announcer: John has a long mustache.More Movie: The Longest Day  Movie: The Longest Day  quotes [08/10/2008 12:08:00]
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