"Five years of war, thank you, are enough for most people."
|--||Christopher Lee, actor|
and World War II veteran,
when asked why he had not
adopted a military career,
as had his father.
- Apparently, only 16 Danish troops were killed in action during the German invasion of April 9, 1940.
- The men of South Carolinaís famed Palmetto Regiment served throughout the Mexican War with improvised uniforms; the ship carrying their specially ordered uniforms from New York was lost at sea, and a second shipment was intercepted by guerrillas and ended up helping to clothe Mexican troops.
- During his 1355 chevauchee across the Languedoc in France, the Black Princeís army covered some 675 miles in 68 days, laying waste to some 18,000 square miles, or about four square miles per man.
- On February 14, 2002, Federal District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that the CIA could legally continue to maintain the secret status of an invisible ink formula devised for use during World War I.
- In July 1704 Rear Adm. Sir Thomas Dilkes, commanding a British squadron in the Mediterranean, was almost captured by some Spanish cavalrymen, when he slipped ashore near Malaga to get in a little fishing.
- During the Second World War 32 of the 577 ships in the Greek merchant marine were captured by the Axis, and a further 397 sunk, for a total loss of 429 vessels, 74.4 percent.
- In 1914 nearly 40-percent of the officers in the Russian Army (c. 16,000), were of peasant origins, having risen from the ranks.