Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
War makes extremely heavy demands on the soldier's strength and nerves. For this reason, make heavy demands on your men in peacetime exercises.
Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?
To every man of us, Tobruk was a symbol of British resistance and we were now going to finish with it for good.
The battle is going very heavily against us. We're being crushed by the enemy weight. We are facing very difficult days, perhaps the most difficult that a man can undergo
The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!
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