Artillery Quotes from History

  • “Ultima ratio regum” English: “The final argument of kings” – Louis XIV’s inscription on French artillery
  • “Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings.” – Frederick II of Prussia
  • “The artillery lends honor to that which would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.” – Frederick II of Prussia
  • “God is on the side with the best artillery.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
  • “The first shot is for the Devil, the second for God, and only the third for the King.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
  • “The best generals are those who have served in the artillery.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
  • “I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did.” – General George S. Patton, Jr.
  • “Brother, your best friend ain’t your Momma, it’s the Field Artillery.” – A sign at Fort Benning, US Infantry School
  • “The Guns, thank God, the Guns.” – Rudyard Kipling
  • “Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield.” – Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
  • “Artillery is the god of war.” Joseph Stalin

2 Responses

  1. I was going through the photos of the last 25 Pdr
    shoot and saw your photo you will never be a captain sir,well Bill Ardiff,Sheamus Ardiff,Tom Nolan were three of the best I ever knew anyone please fill in the names of the other warriers in the photo

  2. This is brilliant. Thanx

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