QUOTATIONS FROM WORLD WAR I

 

Directions: Read each of the following quotations and then choose the individual you believe to be the speaker from the list of individuals listed below. Write the name of the speaker on the appropriate blank.

 

Possible Answers: Bethmann, Chancellor; Clemenceau; Foch; George, David Lloyd; Grey, Sir Edward; Mahan; Petain; Princeps; Remarque; Wilhelm II

 

1. ________"Gentlemen, you will live to regret this."

2. ________"The good Lord had only ten."

3. ________"They shall not pass."

4. ________"My center is giving way, my right is pushed back, situation excellent, I am attacking."

5. ________"The lamps are going out all over Europe; and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

6. ________"We see men living with their skulls blown open; we see soldiers run with their two feet cut off...Still the little piece of convulsed earth in which we lie is held. We have yielded no more than a few hundred yards of it as a prize to the enemy. But on every yard there lies a dead man."

7. ________Resumption of U-boat warfare would "cause prompt entry of the United States into the war with all the consequences that would flow therefore. However, with the recently changed position of the Supreme Command and the categorical declarations of the admirals regarding the success of the venture, I withdraw my opposition."

8. ________ "It will be better to depend upon the great armaments for maintaining peace."

9. ________"I would make great sacrifices for peace. But if peace could only be preserved by allowing Britain to be treated as if she were of no account in the council of nations, then I say emphatically that peace at that price would be a humiliation intolerable for a great country like ours to endure."

10. ________"I am from the village."