"You are not beaten until you admit it."
--George S. Patton
- Neuropsychiatric cases constituted 26-percent of American casualties evacuated from the front lines during World War II.
- The French word "bistro – café," derives from the Russian "Bystro -- Quickly!," which was shouted at terrified French waiters by Russian troops participating in the Allied occupation of Paris after Waterloo.
- British warships based in the Falkland Islands destroyed the German raiding squadron of Admiral Graf Spee in 1914 and the raiding "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee in 1939.
- The first use of D-Day, H-Hour by the U.S. Army occurred in Field Order Number 9, First Army, American Expeditionary Forces, September 7, 1918, which reads in part "The First Army will attack at H hour on D day with the object of forcing the evacuation of the St. Mihiel Salient."
- During the Vietnam War, the United States Navy brought down seven enemy aircraft using surface-to-air missiles, and, apparently, one enemy anti-ship missile as well.
- Abandoning the pacifistic tenets of their faith, many Quakers chose to enlist during the Revolutionary War, so that in some companies in which they were a majority commands often took the form "Shoulder thy firelock!"
- Desertion in the Spanish Army of Flanders in 1570, a peaceful year, was about 0.7 of strength percent per month, which rose to about 3 percent by the mid-1570s during the Dutch Rebellion, over 30-percent per annum.
- At the Battle of Aljubarrata in 1385, some Spanish troops who broke through the Portuguese lines were routed by a female baker wielding an oven spatula.