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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.-- General Douglas MacArthur
Diary of a U-boat commander6713 Reads
The steamer appeared to be close to us and looked colossal. I saw the captain walking on his bridge, a small whistle in his mouth. I saw the crew cleaning the deck forward, and I saw, with surprise and a slight shudder, long rows of wooden partitions right along all decks, from which gleamed the shining black and brown backs of horses.
Oh heavens, horses! What a pity, those lovely beasts!
Note: by Adolf K.G.E. von Spiegel
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