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The '50s in general are written off as a boring decade following the turmoil of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath - the postwar Labour government, the cold war, the arrival of the New Look in fashion, etc. But I remember it as a very exciting time - a pioneering, rule-breaking time, especially for the young.
Lynne Reid Banks
I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.
Nguyen Cao Ky
I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans, especially as some of them turned against their own war.
Robert Jay Lifton
Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
I was born into Sudan's civil war, and before I could read or write, I was using an AK47 in the conflict between the Muslim north and Animist/Christian south over the land and natural resources.
The Korean War has also show quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower.
There is a type of snobbish, pompous journalist who thinks that the only news that has any validity is war, famine, pestilence or politics. I don't come from that school.
There are many different ways of categorizing news. It doesn't have to be just war and famine and serious politics.
A war still rages over the legacy of the 1960s.
The detention of Japanese Americans during World War II would qualify as an example of majoritarian tyranny and misuse of executive prerogative, driven by fear and racial bias.
We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return, we are Mexicans.
I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.
War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm.
Victor Davis Hanson
Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war.
So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades.
When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue.
Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
R. W. Apple, Jr.
This unprecedented crisis, which is without doubt the worst since the second world war, is not over.
My first concept was for a game in which you were a prisoner of war and simply had to escape. If you were caught, you'd be brought back to the prison. The idea was for a non-combat game.
I'm always reaching for something we really haven't done, and War of the Worlds has a lot of this sort of documentary look to it and first-person camera view that is a new thing for me. I've done some stuff like that before, but nothing like the extent of this and digitally.
When people say 'Lysistrata' has always been seen as an anti-war play, what's interesting is to not make it an anti-war play, because I actually think there are important times to go to war in this world. That's just the reality. But what's interesting is the not caring.
Douglas Carter Beane
History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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