Sir Frederick Browning Quote
On the Arnhem "Market Garden" operation. To Field Marshal Montgomery on 10 September 1944.
“Praxagora: I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; I shall begin by making land, money, everything that is private property, common to all.
Blepyrus: But who will till the soil?
Praxagora: The slaves.”
Ecclesiazusae, line 590-591 & 597-598 & 651 - Ecclesiazusae (392 BC)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSir Frederick Browning
Born: December 20, 1896
Died: March 14, 1965 (aged 68)
Bio: Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning was a British Army officer who has been called the father of the British airborne forces. He is best known as the commander of the I Airborne Corps and deputy commander of First Allied Airborne Army during Operation Market Garden.
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