„When World War II started on September 1, 1939, the German army contained 3.74 million soldiers and 103 divisions.“

—  John Mearsheimer, livro The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

Fonte: The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001), Chapter 8, Balancing versus Buck-Passing, p. 307

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História

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„World War I a railway war of centralization and encirclement. World War II a radio war of decentralization concluded by the Bomb. World War III a TV guerrilla war with no divisions between civil and military fronts.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Fonte: 1970s, Take Today : The Executive as Dropout (1972), p. 152

Vladimir Putin photo

„Sadly, it reminds me of World War II, when German fascist forces surrounded our cities, like Leningrad, and shelled population centres and their residents.“

—  Vladimir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952

On the Ukrainian army's siege of pro-Russian rebel strongholds in Donetsk and Luhansk, 29 August 2014, http://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-lashes-out-at-ukraine-over-failure-of-talks-1409312151, The Wall Street Journal
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Ali Meshkini photo
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„When Mussolini decided on war he did not take my advice or that of any other Army chief. In August 1939 the Duce had not been so sure about the invincibility of the Germans, and he told us that he had sought to persuade Hitler not to act.“

—  Pietro Badoglio Italian general during both World Wars and a Prime Minister of Italy 1871 - 1956

Quoted in "Twenty Angels Over Rome: The Story of Fascist Italy's Fall" - Page 70 - by Richard McMillan - 1945

Erwin Rommel photo

„The German soldier has astonished the world; the Italian Bersagliere has astonished the German soldier.“

—  Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944

On the plaque dedicated to the Bersaglieri http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TargaRommel.jpg that fought at Mersa Matruh and Alamein.

Hans Fritzsche photo

„We Germans carried our hatred from the First World War to the Second World War, and now you are about to carry the hatred about the murder of 5 million people on to another World War.“

—  Hans Fritzsche German Nazi official 1900 - 1953

To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" - by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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„The German air offensives against British cities in World Wars I and II not only failed to coerce the United Kingdom to surrender, but Germany also lost both wars.“

—  John Mearsheimer, livro The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

Fonte: The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001), Chapter 4, The Primacy of Land Power, p. 99

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Chester W. Nimitz photo

„The enemy of our games was always Japan, and the courses were so thorough that after the start of World War II, nothing that happened in the Pacific was strange or unexpected.“

—  Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966

On his training for warfare in the Pacific at the Naval War college in 1922, as quoted at The American Experience (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX90.html

Adolf Hitler photo

„What the world did not deem possible the German people have achieved…. It is already war history how the German Armies defeated the legions of capitalism and plutocracy. After forty-five days this campaign in the West was equally and emphatically terminated.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

“Adolf Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece,” Berlin, (April 6, 1941), New York Times, April 7, 1941
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Kim Il-sung photo

„Engels once called the British army the most brutal army. During the Second World War, the German fascist army surpassed the barbarism of the British army. No human brain could ever imagine more diabolic and terrible cruelty then those done by the Hitler gangsters at that time. But in Korea, the Americans have far exceed the Hitlerites!“

—  Kim Il-sung President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1912 - 1994

Kim Il-sung to the Swedish communist leader Frank Baude in 1993. Quote and translated fr Mot strömmen, pg. 186: "Engels kallade en gång den brittiska armén den mest brutala armén. Under andra världskriget överträffade den tyska fascistarmén brittiska armén i barbari. Ingen mänsklig hjärna kunde någonsin föreställa sig mer djävulska och förfärliga grymheter än dem som begicks av Hitler-skurkarna vid den tiden. Men i Korea har amerikanerna långt mer överträffat hitleristerna."

Stan Lee photo

„As comics writers we had to have villains in our stories. And once World War II started, the Nazis gave us the greatest villains in the world to fight against. It was a slam dunk.“

—  Stan Lee American comic book writer 1922 - 2018

How the Jews Created the Comic Book Industry Part I: The Golden Age (1933-1955) Reform Judaism http://reformjudaismmag.net/03fall/comics.shtml (2003)

Grace Hopper photo

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

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

Leonard Cohen photo

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

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

"Waiting for the Miracle" (co-written with Sharon Robinson)
The Future (1992)
Contexto: Waiting for the miracle
There's nothing left to do.
I haven't been this happy
since the end of World War II.

„I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

Opening lines of the autobiography, p. 11
Memoirs, Unreliable Memoirs (1980)