"Strategy is the craft of the warrior."
|--||Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645),|
A Book of Five Rings
- Although both consuls had commanded jointly in
the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal at the Metaurus on June 22,
207 B.C., Gaius Claudius Nero declined a co-triumph with his partner,
preferring to walk behind Marcus Livius Salintor’s chariot, and thus cleverly
upstaged his colleague, thus cleverly gaining honor not only for his
participation in the victory, but also by his fine example of republican
- About 300,000 Koreans served, most reluctantly,
in the Japanese Army during World War II
- At the end of the War of 1812, the Regular Army
had an estimated 33,000-38,000 officers and men with the colors, its greatest
strength until the Mexican War, though it was shortly greatly reduced.
- The large American division of World War I
(initially 28,000 men), required 7,701 horses and mules, a figure that was
reduced in January of 1918 to 7,578, and the following June to 6,663, partially
due to a reduction in manpower (to c. 24,000), and partially to the adoption of
motor transport, but primarily because of a global shortage of equines caused
by the war.
- At the height of the “Combined Bomber Offensive”
against Germany in 1944-1945, nearly half of all RAF Bomber Command aircrew
were men from the Commonwealth and Empire.
- During World War II, the infectious disease rate
in the Red Army seems to have been 36.2 percent.
- From 1820 until the end of the German Empire,
the men of the Prussian Lehr Infanterie
Bataillon, would receive a special addition to their rations on their
organization day, a half kilogram Schrippen,
“a peculiar kind of small loaves” of white bread given to each man in
commemoration of their role in the Battle of Großgörschen (May 2, 1813) which
led to the day being called the Schrippenfest.
- Apparently, until some time in the nineteenth
century, every commission in the British Army had to be personally signed by
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