"Dealing with an enemy is a simple and straight forward matter when contrasted with securing close cooperation with an ally"
|--||Maj. Gen. Fox Conner, |
Army War College, 1934
- Although the "Metric System" had been introduced by the Revolutionary government during the early 1790s, Napoleon apparently never learned it, and during his campaigns habitually used the old traditional French system of toises (c. 6.4 English feet) and ligues (c. 3 English miles).
- Ladies at the court of Tsar Nicholas I (1825-1855) were normally addressed by the military titles of their husbands.
- During World War I, the American people donated 3,036,011 books for the use of their troops, of which 354,735 (11.7-percent) were contributed by the people of New York City.
- In 1883 the Dutch not only declared themselves neutral, but further stipulated that, "If attacked, to allow the enemy to enter our territory, but to endeavour by active and passive defense, to keep him out of North and South Holland," which were to be defended by fortifications and inundations.
- Boarding pikes continued as an official item of issue for British warships until 1905.
- In 1758 the French Army had 181 generals, among whom were three royal princes, plus five ordinary princes, 11 dukes, 44 counts, 38 marquises, 14 chevaliers, and six barons.
- Lt. Col. John Heintges, who led the U.S. 7th Infantry in the capture of Hitlerís retreat at Berchtesgarten in April of 1945, was the son of a German Army officer who had been killed in action during World War I.
- During the pursuit of the retreating Turks after the Third Battle of Gaza (October 31 - Novemebr 7, 1917), horses of the Australian-New Zealand Mounted Corps were continously on the go for some 72 hours in a desert environment, with little water and only one dayís ration (c. 12 pounds of feed and fodder), yet suffered few ill-effects.
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