Ferdinand Foch

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Ferdinand Foch

Ferdinand Foch

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.More Ferdinand Foch [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.More Ferdinand Foch [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.More Ferdinand Foch [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value.More Ferdinand Foch [09/03/2011 09:09:05]
It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.
More Ferdinand Foch [09/03/2011 09:09:23]
No study is possible on the battlefield.More Ferdinand Foch [09/03/2011 09:09:43]
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
More Ferdinand Foch [09/03/2011 09:09:51]
The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. -Ferdinand Foch.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One does simply what one can in order to apply what one knows .More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am conscious of having served England as I served my own country.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To inform, and, therefore to reconnoitre , this is the first and constant duty of the advanced guard.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The laurels of victory are at the point of the enemy bayonets. They must be plucked there ; they must be carried by a hand-to-hand fight if one really means to conquer.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is but one means to extenuate the effects of enemy fire: it is to develop a more violent fire oneself.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The distribution of troops devoted to the defence of a place includes a garrison, an occupying force, numerically as weak as possible; a reserve as strong as possible, designed for counterattacking and for providing itself, at the moment it goes into action, with a security service which will guard it from any possible surprise.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be disciplined does not mean being silent, abstaining, or doing only what one thinks one may undertake without risk; it is not the art of eluding responsibility ; it means acting in compliance with orders received, and therefore finding in one's own mind, by effort and reflection, the possibility to carry out such orders. It also means finding in one's own will the energy to face the risks involved in execution.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In war there are none but particular cases; everything has there an individual nature; nothing ever repeats itself. In the first place, the data of a military problem are but seldom certain; they are never final . Everything is in a constant state of change and reshaping.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This absence of similarity among military questions naturally brings out the inability of memory to solve them; also the sterility of invariable forms, such as figures, geometrical drawings ( épures ), plans ( schémas ), etc. One only right solution imposes itself:;: namely, the application, varying according to circumstances, of fixed principles.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The truth is, no study is possible on the battle-field; one does there simply what one can in order to apply what one knows . Therefore, in order to do even a little, one has already to know a great deal and to know it well.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every manoeuvre must be the development of a scheme; it must aim at a goal.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Far from being a sum of distinct and partial results, victory is the consequence of efforts, some of which are victorious while others appear to be fruitless, which nevertheless all aim at a common goal, all drive at a common result: namely, at a decision, a conclusion which alone can provide victory.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A war not only arises, but derives its nature , from the political ideas, the moral sentiments, and the international relations obtaining at the moment when it breaks out. This amounts to saying:;: try and know why and with the help of what you are going to act; then you will find out how to act.More Ferdinand Foch [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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