„The colossus of World War II seemed to be like a pyramid turned upside down, and for the moment the whole burden of the war rested on the few hundred German fighter pilots on the Channel coast.“

—  Adolf Galland, Quoted in "The First and the Last," 1954.
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Adolf Galland
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—  Vladímir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
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„If there is a hell, then I'll be in good company with a lot of fighter pilots who also had to bomb innocents to win the war.“

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„We are the people who turned the world upside down.“

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Attributed to Lee in "Harpy Hall of Fame: Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784)" at The Pursuit of Harpyness (4 February 2009) http://www.harpyness.com/2009/02/04/harpy-hall-of-fame-mother-ann-lee-1736-1784/; no earlier attributions have as yet been located.

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„Fight the fighters, not their wars.“

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„I haven't been this happy
since the end of World War II.“

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„Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.“

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