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date: 24 June 2024

Lord Montgomery of Alamein 1887–1976
British field marshal 

  1. Here we will stand and fight; there will be no further withdrawal. I have ordered that all plans and instructions dealing with further withdrawal are to be burnt, and at once. We will stand and fight here. If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here dead.
    speech in Cairo, 13 August 1942
  2. Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: ‘Do not march on Moscow’…[Rule 2] is: ‘Do not go fighting with your land armies in China.’
    speech, House of Lords, 30 May 1962
  3. I have heard some say…[homosexual] practices are allowed in France and in other NATO countries. We are not French, and we are not other nationals. We are British, thank God!
    on the 2nd reading of the Sexual Offences Bill
    speech, House of Lords, 24 May 1965