Moshe Dayan Didn’t Care For Parades

The most successful general in the Israeli Defense Forces was Moshe Dayan


“The Marines performed the complicated drill flawlessly and won excited applause. I applauded too but I couldn’t help thinking it was almost an insult the way they used combat warriors as marionette, as if they were chocolate soldiers at the opera. From the moment I started my military service, I regarded foot drills, parades and lineups  with skepticism bordering on hostility. The soldier was meant for war, and war does not happen in a straight line.”


-Moshe Dayan





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