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Pay attention the rattle of the harness the place the Persian darts bounced transparent See the chariots wheel in panic From the Hoplite leveled spear. See the mole develop per 30 days longer achieving for the partitions of Tyre listen the crash of a whole bunch granite scent the quenchless japanese fireplace. nonetheless extra essentially as a Roman am i able to see the Legion shut As our 3rd rank moved in ahead And the fast sword came upon our foes. once more i think the agony Of that blistering treeless undeniable while the Parthian showered dying bolts And our self-discipline was once in useless. I take into account all of the affliction of these arrows in my neck but I stabbed a grinning savage As I died upon my again. once more I scent the warmth sparks whilst my Flemish plate gave manner And the lance ripped via my entrails As on Crecy’s box I lay. within the windless blinding stillness Of the glittering tropic sea i will be able to see the bubbles emerging the place we set the captives loose. Midst the spume of part a tempest i've got heard the bulwarks pass while the crashing, point-blank around shot despatched destruction to our foe. i've got fought with gun and cutlass at the crimson and slippery deck With all Hell aflame inside of me And a rope round my neck. And nonetheless later as a normal Have I galloped with Murat whereas we laughed at loss of life and numbers Trusting within the Emperor’s superstar. until eventually ultimately our superstar had pale And we shouted to our doom the place the sunken highway of Ohain Closed us in its quivering gloom. So yet now with Tanks aclatter Have I waddled at the foe Belching loss of life at twenty paces through the starshell’s ghastly glow. in order via a tumbler and darkly The age lengthy strife I see the place I fought in lots of guises, Many names—but constantly me. And whilst I see no longer in my blindness What the gadgets have been I wrought yet as God principles o’er our bickerings It was once via His will I fought. So for ever sooner or later Shall I conflict as of yore, demise to be born a fighter yet to die back once again. GOD OF OUR FATHERS From Patton’s speech to the second one Armored department, December 1941 I will probably be thrilled to guide you opposed to any enemy, convinced within the incontrovertible fact that your disciplined valor and excessive education will carry victory. placed your middle and soul into being specialist killers together with your guns. the one stable enemy is a lifeless enemy. Misses don't kill, yet a bullet within the center or a bayonet within the guts do. permit each bullet locate its billet—it is the physique of your foes.... conflict isn't really a terrifying ordeal to be persevered. it's a impressive event in which all of the parts that experience made guy better to the beasts are current: braveness, self-sacrifice, loyalty, support to others, devotion to responsibility. keep in mind that those enemies, whom we will have the honour to smash, are reliable infantrymen and stark combatants. to overcome such males, you need to now not despise their skill, yet you need to be convinced on your personal superiority.... consider too that your God is with you. God of our Fathers, identified of previous, Lord of our far-flung battle-line, underneath whose lousy Hand we carry Dominion over palm and pine ...