"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
- During the Second World War the Germans lost an average of 1000 horses a day on the Russian Front: 75% in combat, 17% by heart failure, and 8% to disease, exposure, and starvation.
- The most common nickname for the approximately 25,000 Native Americans who served in World War II, largely integrated with white Americans, was "Chief"
- Friedrich von Martini, designer of the famed Martini rifles widely used in the late nineteenth century was by profession originally a lace manufacturer.
- During the first 17 months of World War I (August 1914-December 1915) American firms sold 15,000,000 pairs of boots and shoes to the European belligerents.
- The Prussian Army was the first to issue field dressings to its troops, on the eve of the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War
- During the 1820s the U.S. Navy had only three officer ranks, lieutenant, master commandant, and captain, which helps explain why there were lieutenants on active duty were in their 50s.
- The Roman Emperor Carinus was killed during the Battle of the Margus Valley in A.D. 285, but not by the enemy, rather by one of his own officers whose wife he had seduced.
- The British Army regulations of 1899 had 71 articles relating to uniform and dress, but only four dealing with musketry and just one concerning field training.