Friday, January 22, 2016


"This was not the first, nor was it to be the last, time that I had taken over a situation that was not going too well. I knew the feeling of unease that comes at first at such times, a sinking of the heart as the gloomy facts crowd in; then the glow of exhilaration as the brain grapples with problem after problem; lastly the tingling of the nerves and the lightening of the spirit, as the urge to get out and tackle the job gets hold."

- Field Marshal Viscount Slim, "Defeat Into Victory"


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A K Haart said...

I hope Cameron isn't reading this, we don't want more of his brand of inspiration.

James Higham said...

I'll have to remember that as the washing machine broke down and flooded the kichen. All we need is to get a grip, eh?

Sackerson said...

Both Montgomery and Slim employed the word "grip".