Frases de Christopher Vokes

Christopher Vokes photo
17   0

Christopher Vokes

Data de nascimento: 13. Abril 1904
Data de falecimento: 27. Março 1985

Publicidade

Major General Christopher Vokes was a senior Canadian Army officer who fought in World War II. He commanded the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Allied invasion of Sicily. Promoted to major-general, he led the 1st Canadian Infantry Division through several battles in the Italian campaign. This included fierce house-to-house fighting in the Battle of Ortona and the advance north to the Hitler Line. In 1944, he took over command of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and fought in the Battle of the Hochwald. During the latter stages of this battle he notably ordered his division to raze the German town of Friesoythe, bulldoze the remains and use the rubble to make good the cratered local roads. After the war, Vokes commanded the Canadian Army Occupation Force in Europe, before returning to Canada to undertake further command assignments. He retired in 1959 and died in 1985 at the age of 80.

Citações Christopher Vokes

„I believe that one can't command sitting on one's ass in the rear.“

—  Christopher Vokes
Context: I believe that one can't command sitting on one's ass in the rear. One has to up among the forward brigade commanders, even as far as battalion commanders, especially if one is fighting a defensive action. One simply has to know what is going on. Italy, p. 182

„But as far as I am concerned, the computer is the worst damn instrument devised by man to screw up man-management.“

—  Christopher Vokes
Context: I looked for certain attributes in a soldier. I know the modern method is to put the attributes into a computer and see what comes out. But as far as I am concerned, the computer is the worst damn instrument devised by man to screw up man-management. England, p. 74

Publicidade

„But now I salute you who follow me,
It is my time to stand at ease ... content.“

—  Christopher Vokes
Context: But now I salute you who follow me, It is my time to stand at ease... content. This I Believe, p. 232

Publicidade
Publicidade
Próximo
Aniversários de hoje
Francisco de Assis photo
Francisco de Assis36
1182 - 1226
Ambrose Bierce photo
Ambrose Bierce207
1842 - 1913
 Avicena photo
Avicena3
980 - 1037
Milton Santos photo
Milton Santos4
1926 - 2001
Outros 50 aniversários hoje