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I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all th
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"I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind"

- George C. Marshall

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This quote by George C. Marshall talks to the importance of keeping the consequences of war in the forefront of one's mind. Marshall was extremely cautious to send President Roosevelt a statement of casualties every couple of days, as a pointer of the expense of war. He wanted to make sure that Roosevelt understood the human cost of the war, and not become desensitized to it. Marshall was aware that it is easy to become hardened to the truths of war, and wanted to ensure that Roosevelt was constantly advised of the consequences of his decisions. This quote speaks to the value of keeping the human cost of war in mind, and not becoming desensitized to it.
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USA Flag This quote is written / told by George C. Marshall between December 31, 1880 and October 16, 1959. He/she was a famous Soldier from USA. The author also have 3 other quotes.

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