Friedrich von Schrötter
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- Prussia was not a country with an army, but an army with a country.
- Describing the reign of Frederick the Great; Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. (2007). "Chapter 1: The Source of Rommel's Officers". Rommel's Lieutenants. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 1.
- This quote has also been attributed to Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (9 March 1749 – 2 April 1791); Hemetsberger, Paul. English-German online dictionary. dict.cc.
- An early English source from 1872 simply uses the popular quote anonymously. "Supply — Considered in Committee — Army Estimates". HANSARD'S PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES, THIRD SERIES: COMMENCING WITH THE ACCESSION OF WILLIAM IV. CCIX. 23 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON: CORNELIUS BUCK. 1872. p. 1355.