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Commemorating 100 Years: Memorable Quotations from WWI


poppyCaptain Harry Truman writing to his fiancée, Bess Wallace, after he saw a downed and wounded German aviator robbed of his boots by an American officer: “I heard a Frenchman remark that Germany was fighting for territory, England for the sea, France for patriotism, and Americans for souvenirs.”

Source: New Yorker

Truman later became President of the USA.

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