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Isoroku Jamamoto

Datum narození: 4. duben 1884
Datum úmrtí: 18. duben 1943

Isoroku Jamamoto byl japonský admirál, vrchní velitel Spojeného loďstva v první polovině druhé světové války. Často je řazen k největším námořním stratégům v dějinách lidstva, není to však zcela obecný náhled a v mnoha ohledech jsou jeho schopnosti a postupy kritizovány. Mimo jakoukoliv diskusi jsou však jeho „budovatelské schopnosti“, neboť Jamamoto byl jeden z hlavních architektů japonské námořní moci a přetvořil japonské námořnictvo v moderní a nebezpečnou bojovou sílu, která v roce 1941 kvalitou převyšovala všechny své protivníky. Wikipedia

Citáty Isoroku Jamamoto

„To nechte na mně. Já jediný se budu muset Jeho Veličenstvu omluvit.“

—  Isoroku Jamamoto

odpověď admirála Jamamota svým štábním důstojníkům, kteří v zoufalství přemítali jak se omluvit svému císaři po porážce v bitvě u Midway
Zdroj: [HUBÁČEK, Miloš, Pacifik v plamenech, 3. vyd. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1997, 436 ISBN 80-204-0642-5.]

„Jeho smrt byla nesnesitelnou ranou morálce v ozbrojených silách.“

—  Isoroku Jamamoto

reakce významného velitele japonského námořnictva viceadmirála Šigeru Fukudomeho na zprávu o Jamamotově smrti
Zdroj: [HUBÁČEK, Miloš, Ofenzíva v Pacifiku, 1. vyd. Praha : Panorama, 1987, 517]

„I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto

Statement made after the attack on Pearl Harbor by Yamamoto as portrayed in the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, this is one of the most quoted remarks attributed to him. Though it is thought that it summarizes his sentiments well, a definite source for this quote has never been provided. William Safire wrote that there is no printed evidence to support this quote. Safire's Political Dictionary, page 666. http://books.google.com/books?id=c4UoX6-Sv1AC&pg=PA666 For more information see the Wikipedia article "Isoroku Yamamoto's sleeping giant quote".
Disputed

„You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto

It has been declared this attribution is "unsubstantiated and almost certainly bogus, even though it has been repeated thousands of times in various Internet postings. There is no record of the commander in chief of Japan’s wartime fleet ever saying it.", according to source Brooks Jackson in "Misquoting Yamamoto" at Factcheck.org (11 May 2009) http://www.factcheck.org/2009/05/misquoting-yamamoto/, which cites source Donald M. Goldstein, sometimes called "the dean of Pearl Harbor historians", writing "I have never seen it in writing. It has been attributed to the Prange files [the files of the late Gordon W. Prange, chief historian on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur] but no one had ever seen it or cited it from where they got it."
Misattributed

„Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto

As quoted in At Dawn We Slept (1981) by Gordon W. Prange, p. 11; this quote was stated in a letter to Ryoichi Sasakawa prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Minus the last sentence, it was taken out of context and interpreted in the U.S. as a boast that Japan would conquer the entire contiguous United States. The omitted sentence showed Yamamoto's counsel of caution towards a war that would cost Japan dearly.

„In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto

Statement to Japanese cabinet minister Shigeharu Matsumoto and Japanese prime minister Fumimaro Konoe, as quoted in Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (1985) by Ronald Spector. This remark would later prove prophetic; precisely six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy would suffer a major defeat at the Battle of Midway, from which it never recovered.

„The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto

Statement in opposition of the planned construction of the Yamato class battleships, as quoted in Scraps of paper: the disarmament treaties between the world wars (1989) by Harlow A. Hyde. In this statement, Yamamoto implies that even the most powerful battleships can be sunk by a huge swarm of carrier planes. This remark also proved prophetic as both Yamato and Musashi would be sunk by overwhelming air attacks.

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