Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Requiem of a Dream

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan...As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense...With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God."
~ President F.D. Roosevelt - 8th December 1941

"The losses were heavy, but all ranks would willingly undertake another operation under similar conditions…We have no regrets."
~ Major General Robert Urquhart - Commander of 1st British Airborne Division