Quotes / Frontline General

General Maximilian Veers: Distance to power generators?
Walker pilot: One seven decimal two eight.
Veers: Target, maximum fire power.

Colonel Fritz Bayerlein: Don't you think you had better turn in for an hour or so, sir?
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel: [scoffs] After three weeks of being turned in? Let's head north and go in with the 21st!

Mook: Don't you think you should hang back, sir?
Hertz: The leader who stays in the rear, takes it in the rear. Besides... violence is one of the most fun things to watch.

"It has been my experience that soldiers most fervently follow generals who lead by example."

Norman Cota: What outfit is this?
Army Ranger: Fifth Rangers!
Norman Cota: Well, God damn it then, Rangers, lead the way!
— Brigadier General Norman Cota and an unknown Ranger, Normandy, June 6 1944.