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

„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.“

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

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

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

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
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„On August 2, 1914, I took Braque and Derain to the Gare d'Avignon [drafted as a soldier for World war 1. ] I never saw them again [not literally a fact, but the close relation between Picasso and Braque ended].“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
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„World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980
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„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
1940s, Berlin: Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslovia and Greece http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/adolf-hitler-order-of-the-day-calling-for-invasion-of-yugoslovia-and-greece-april-1941 (April 6, 1941)

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„The American soldier demonstrated that, properly equipped, trained and led, he has no superior among all the armies of the world.“

—  Lucian Truscott Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1895 - 1965
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„The war [World War 1. ] is founded on a glaring mistake, men have been confused with machines.“

—  Hugo Ball German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists 1886 - 1927
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„One curve corresponds to the curvature of Mars on a scale of 1:1000, another curve to Venus on a scale of 1:40.000 [named after the Roman Gods of Love and War, probably alluding to her starting romance with Gerhard Richter ]“

—  Isa Genzken German sculptor 1948
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—  Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein British Army officer, Commander of Allied forces at the Battle of El Alamein 1887 - 1976
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