What is the classic blunder?

I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”!

Who said never get in a land war in Asia?

Attributed to various military leaders, including Bernard Montgomery , Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur , the quotation has existed in various forms since the Second World War and was popularized by the 1987 movie The Princess Bride .

Who said never get into a land war in Asia?

The most famous is to never get involved in a land war in Asia.” This humorous quote from the film The Princess Bride has become received wisdom, echoed by no less than my former boss, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2011.

Who Said Never start a land war in Asia?

“Never fight a land war in Asia” is one of those weird aphorisms that is widely known, but on which nobody agrees who originally said it. It has variously been attributed to Bernard Montgomery (British General), Dwight Eisenhower (American General and later President), and Douglas MacArthur (American General).

Who said never get involved in a land war in Asia?

Who said do not march on Moscow?

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976) was a senior British Army officer who served in the First World War, the Irish War of Independence and the Second World War.

Can you win a land war in Asia?

Fortunately, on balance Western military powers have a very good record in winning land wars in Asia, if less so since 1945. One of the most interesting and successful ground campaigns of the twentieth century was the British-led effort to defend India from Japanese invasion via Southeast Asia from 1941 to 1945.

Has anyone won a land war in Asia?

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