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Famous Artillery Quotes!

"The thanks of the infantry, in my opinion, must be treasured more by every artilleryman than all decorations and citations. "

- Colonel Georg Bruchmuller

The work for giants...to serve well the guns!

Walt Whitman

With Artillery, War is made.

Napoleon Bonaparte

"Artillerymen believe the world consist of two types of people; other Artillerymen and targets."

- Unknown

"Gunners will always fight together, drink together, laugh together, and morn together."

- Unknown


Artillery conquers and infantry occupies.

J.F.C. Fuller

"There is NO job in the Field Artillery for the weak, the timid or the indecisive."

- Unknown

God fights on the side with the best artillery.

Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you don't have enough artillery, quit."

-General Richard Cavasos

A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.

- General William Tecumseh Sherman

"If, -after the battle is over, your infantry don't like you, you are a poor artilleryman." Captain Henry Reilly The Field Artillery Journal, September-October 1940

The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry, and in fact all the arms, lean on the gunners.

Field Marshal Montgomery

"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl"

- Frederick the Great

"St. Barbara of the Artillery Corp,

Be at the bursting of the doors of doom,

And in the dark deliver us,


Irish field Artillery poem

Artillery is the god of war.


The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy.

Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower

In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor.

Gen Douglas MacArthur

"Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot. . ."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ultima ratio regum. (The final argument of kings)

- Inscription on french cannons, on order of Louis XIV

"Artillerymen have a love for their guns which is perhaps stronger than

the feeling of any soldier for his weapon or any part of his equipment."

Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall

Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield.

Winston Churchill