The Longest Day

Pluskat: Lieutenant-Colonel, the invasion is here! Five thousand ships! There-there must be over five thousand ships out there!
Ocker: Now get a hold of yourself, Pluskat. The Americans and the British don't even have half that many ships altogether.
Pluskat: Dammit, if you don't believe me, then come up here and see for yourself! This is fantastic. It's incredible! I-I just can't believe it!
Ocker: My dear Pluskat, what course are those ships on?
Pluskat: STRAIGHT FOR ME!

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Flight Officer David Campbell: The thing that's always worried me about being one of the few is the way we keep on getting fewer.

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Brigadier General Norman Cota: I don't have to tell you the story. You all know it. Only two kinds of people are gonna stay on this beach: those that are already dead and those that are gonna die. Now get off your butts. You guys are the Fighting 29th.

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[The Allied battleships begin firing at the Normandy coastline.]
Ocker: Pluskat! Pluskat, do you hear me? What's the matter with you? Pluskat, what's going on there?!
Pluskat: Are you deaf? Can't you - Dammit, can't you hear for yourself? - Yes, we're under fire! Yeah - under fire! Those five thousand ships the Allies can't possibly have, as you say - they've got them! Yeah, they've got them!

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Destroyer Commander: You remember it. Remember every bit of it, 'cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.

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