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.
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 hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
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.
Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.
The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.
I believe it is peace for our time.
I am asking of no man more than I myself was ready throughout four years to do
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.
Today we rule Germany, tomorrow, the world.
In three weeks Britain will have her neck wrung like a chicken.
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.
The world must know what happened, and never forget.
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!
A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased
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.
This is a fight between a free world and a slave world.
History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of the Soviet Union.
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
On the European Front the most important development of the past year has been the crushing offensive of the Great Armies of Russia.
United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory.
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