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15 Great Going-to-Battle Speeches

It’s Memorial Day — what better way to celebrate than with the most rousing motivational monologues? ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Any Given Sunday’, even ‘Wall Street’ — they’re all here.

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HENRY V
The great granddaddy of stoking-your-men-before-sending-them-off-to-certain-death speeches: the St. Crispin’s Day monologue. ”We few… we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother!” Big Willie Shakespeare did know how to turn a phrase, didn’t he?

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