"War is the parent of armies."
- By 1957, fully 43-percent of the U.S. Army budget was being spent on short-range divisional and battalion atomic weapons, including the notorious Davy Crockett nuclear mortar.
- German Army figures for men killed in action per day during the Polish Campaign of 1939, 13.7, were higher than for any other period or front in the war, save for the first six months of fighting in Russia, when it reached 17.0.
- Although cheaper woods are often used, Black walnut is traditionally considered the best for rifle stocks.
- U.S. units operating in France during the ammunition shortage in the late-summer and early fall of 1944 made the happy discovery that German 155mm howitzer and 81mm mortar ammunition worked perfectly well in American tubes.
- Gil Robles, Spanish Republican War Minister during the 1934-1936 conservative government, also became involved in a silly paper battle with Paramount Pictures over what he the considered the anti-Spanish, anti-Spanish Army, and anti-Guardia Civil film then in production, Marlene Dietrich’s The Devil is a Woman, that in his memoirs he devoted more space to the matter than to virtually any other issue during his term of in office.
- Julius Caesar’s “legio Alaudae—The Larks,” was so named because of the excellent singing voices of the Gallic warriors who comprised it.
- Sir John "Jackie" Fisher, the First Lord of the Admiralty who did so much to prepare the Royal Navy for World War I, was so vehement a speaker that on one occasion his good friend King Edward VII said to him, "Will you kindly leave off shaking your fist in my face."
- During the first decade of the twentieth century the desertion rate in the U.S. Navy averaged about c. 14 percent of strength per annum.