Quotes by: J. F. C. Fuller
|John Frederick Charles Fuller
1 September 1878|
Chichester, West Sussex, England
||10 February 1966
Falmouth, Cornwall, England
|Years of service
||Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
||Second Boer War
First World War
||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
||Military historian, occultist, author
Air warfare is a shot through the brain, not a hacking to pieces of the enemy's body.
It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme. Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are never equal and can never be equal.
In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane.
To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation.