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"Damn it! Ask something on the Franco-Prussian War!"
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War and War
The Appearance of the Gatling Machine-Gun in 1864 caught the world by surprise.
"They're dividing into three groups, Sire. Infantry, cavalry, and media."
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"We shouldn't be fighting the last war, unless, of course, we won."
"We damn well better get our stories straight now. This is going to be hard to explain to das Hauptquartier."
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Beach Ball in No-Man's Land
Thirty Sumos Over Tokyo
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"The Balkans. This is where I came in."
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"Hannibal got elephants over the Alps. Bearing that in mind, somebody think of something."
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George Smith Patton
"Here's some cash. Run to the toy store and hurry."
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"For health and safety reasons, the outer casing is no longer made of lead as we now know this is a very harmful metal."
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Alexander the Great
"There are no small wars… only small generals."
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Erich von Ludendorff
Major General George Custer
"Our plan has failed. The elephants of Hannibal are not frightened by our little mice."
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Historians would be too embarrassed to tell the tale of Napoleon's loss at the 'Battle of Loo Water'.'
"We'll always have Paris."
"You don't have anything planned for the next 196 years, do you?"
"Not the Tommy Atkins, surely?"