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At the beginning of the war ... I had to look in on the War Office, and in a room I found a fellow ... What do you think he was doing ... what the hell do you think he was doing? He was devising the ceremonial for the disbanding of a Kitchener battalion. You cant say we were not prepared in one matter at least ... . Well, the end of the show was to be: the adjutant would stand the battalion at ease; the band would play Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant would say: There will be no more parades ... . Dont you see how symbolical it was—the band playing Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant saying: There will be no more parades? ... For there wont. There wont, there damn well wont. No more Hope, no more Glory, no more parades for you and me any more. Nor for the country ... nor for the world, I dare say ... None ... Gone ... Napoo finny! No ... more ... parades!
— Ford Madox Ford —

It was a "severe" disappointment to Henry Wilson who laid it all at the door of Kitchener and the Cabinet for having sent only four divisions instead of six. Had all six been present, he said with that marvelous incapacity to admit error that was to make him ultimately a Field Marshal, "this retreat would have been an advance and defeat would have been a victory.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

Kitchener up to London, but could not yet nerve himself

— Barbara W. Tuchman

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— Gary Goodyear

If Kitchener was not a great man, he was, at least, a great poster.

— Margot Asquith

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