Said by experts:
"Even if a submarine should work by a miracle, it will never be used. No country
in this world would ever use such a vicious and petty form of warfare!"
William Henderson, British Admiral, 1914
"It is highly unlikely that an airplane, or fleet of them, could ever sink a fleet
of Navy vessels under battle conditions."
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1922
"No matter what happens, the US Navy is not going to be caught napping."
US Secretary of Navy, December 4, 1941
"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
Admiral William Lehay, US Atomic Bomb Project