They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation.
The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
The hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor.
Dunkirk has fallen... with it has ended the greatest battle of world history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me.
I believe it is peace for our time.
This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism
There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States-every man, woman, and child-is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks.
Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.
Today we rule Germany, tomorrow, the world.
WOMEN WHO STEPPED UP WERE MEASURED AS CITIZENS OF THE NATION, NOT AS WOMEN...THIS WAS A PEOPLE'S WAR, AND EVERYONE WAS IN IT.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of the Soviet Union.
Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it.
The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.
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!
No compromise is possible and the victory of the democracies can only be complete with the utter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan.
A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased
This is a fight between a free world and a slave world.
The world must know what happened, and never forget.
I have never promised anything but blood, tears, toil and sweat. Now, however we have a new experience. We have a victory - a remarkable and definite victory. The bright gleam has caught the helmets of our soldiers and warmed and cheered all our hearts.
You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.
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