VE Day – World War Quotes

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is celebrated on May 8 and May 9 annually.

Victory in Europe Day also known as V-E Day, VE Day, V Day and victory Day is celebrated on 8 May to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s surrender of its armed forces.

It is therefore marked as the end of World War II in Europe.

D-Day Invasion Anniversary – Normandy landings –  Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord

World War Quotes – WWII or WW2- Victory in Europe Day


“At eleven o’clock this morning came to an end the cruellest and most terrible War that has ever scourged mankind. I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars.” » David Lloyd George


“The Germans have made themselves pariahs among the nations, incapable of winning allies, helots “slaves” in the service of foreigners and foreign capital, deprived of all self-respect. In 20 years’ time the German people will curse the parties who now boast of having made the revolution.” » Erich Ludendorff


“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.” » James Forrestal History.com


“Today we rule Germany, tomorrow, the world.” » Adolf Hitler


“I believe it is peace in our time.” » Neville Chamberlain


“I am asking of no man more than I myself was ready throughout four years to do.” » Adolf Hitler


“With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end.” » General Sir Douglas Haig


“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” » Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz


“Vladimir” Lenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way one might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy.” » Winston Churchill


“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” » General Eisenhower


“History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of the Soviet Union.” » Henry Stimson.


“History” in every century, records an act that lives forevermore. We’ll recall – as in to line we fall, the thing that happened on Hawaii’s shore.


“The First World War killed fewer victims than the Second World War, destroyed fewer buildings, and uprooted millions instead of tens of millions – but in many ways it left even deeper scars both on the mind and on the map of Europe. The old world never recovered from the shock.” » Edmund Taylor


“We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender.” » Winston Churchill.


“The scale and grandeur of the Russian effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history.” » General Douglas Macarthur


“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” » Winston Churchill.


“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” » Winston Churchill


“Once lead “the American” people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.” » Woodrow Wilson


“No compromise on the main purpose. No peace till victory. No pact with unrepentant wrong. That is the Declaration of July 4th 1918.” » Winston Churchill


“No other island received as much preliminary pounding as did Iwo Jima.” » Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Also see: 45 Armed Forces Day Quotes – Thank You Soldiers


“Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I’d shoot a snake!.” » General George S. Patton


“I shall return.” » General Douglas Macarthur


“Goddam it, you’ll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!.” » Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe


“Yesterday I visited the battlefield of last year. The place was scarcely recognisable. Instead of a wilderness of ground torn up by shell, the ground was a garden of wild flowers and tall grasses. Most remarkable of all was the appearance of many thousands of white butterflies which fluttered around. It was as if the souls of the dead soldiers had come to haunt the spot where so many fell. It was eerie to see them. And the silence! It was so still that I could almost hear the beat of the butterflies’ wings.”


“United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God’s help, go forward to our greatest victory.” » General Dwight D. Eisenhower


“We want to get the hell over. there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit.” » General George S. Patton


“Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air.” » Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.


“We no longer demand anything, we want war.” » Germany’s foreign minister


“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” » Albert Einstein


“The gallantry and aggressive fighting spirit of the Russian soldiers command the American army’s admiration.” » George C. Marshall


“Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.” » Colonel David M. Shoup theweek


“They (Women Marines) don’t have a nickname, and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.” » Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb


“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” » Admiral Nimitz.


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