A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 01, 2015
“Military justice is to justice what military music is to music”

Entry in progress—B.P.

[This entry was prepared with research assistance from the Quote Investigator.]

Wikiquote: Georges Clemenceau
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic. Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles at the France Peace Conference of 1919.
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Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
. As quoted in The Unlawful Concert : An Account of the Presidio Mutiny Case (1970) by Fred Gardner.
. Unsourced French: Il suffit d’ajouter “militaire” à un mot pour lui faire perdre sa signification. Ainsi la justice militaire n’est pas la justice, la musique militaire n’est pas la musique.
..It suffices to add “military” to a word for it to lose its meaning. Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

22 January 1961, Hays (KS) Daily News, “Humorous items from the World Press: ‘World Echoes: Cop Coppered Many A Slip’” (North American Newspaper Alliance), pg. 11, col. 4:
Ministerial Bon Mot
The bon mot of a French minister after listening to bitter criticism of certain recent trials: “Military Justice is to justice what military music is to music."-- (Journal Du Dimanche, Paris).

Google Books
Le Nouveau planète
1965
Pg. 157:
La justice militaire est a la justice ce que la musique militaire est a la musique. Clemenceau Qui a invente le cochon? On ne sait pas. Peut-etre le charcutier. Carlyle l’ai connu le bonheur, mais ce n’est pas ce qui m’a rendu le plus heureux.

Google Books
Les Français sont drôles
By Hervé Lauwick
Paris: Plon
1966
Pg. 121:
Le Francais type, ce fut Clemenceau, l’homme etonnant qui ecrivit: “La justice militaire est a la justice ce que la musique militaire est a la musique.” (Ce même homme, lorsqu’il disposa du pouvoir, fit fusiller tous ceux qui lui tombaient sous fit fusiller tous ceux qui lui tombaient sous la main.)

11 October 1968, Washington (IA) Evening Journal, “Tall Girls Attract Loyal Loving Men” by L. M. Boyd, pg. 4, col. 6:
All I know is what Georges Clemenceau once said, “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.”

OCLC WorldCat record
Military Justice as military music is to music.
Author: Robert Sherrill
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Harper and Row, 1970.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

Google Books
Music:
A Book of Quotations

Edited by Herb Galewitz
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications
2001
Pg. 11:
Military justice is to justice as military music is to music.
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU

Google Books
The Military Quotation Book:
More Than 1,100 of the Best Quotations About War, Leadership, Courage, and Victory

Edited by James Charlton
New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books
2013
Pg. 160:
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Thursday, October 01, 2015 • Permalink