“He that makes war without many mistakes has not made war very long.”
- The ferry Cape Henlopen, which has been carrying motor vehicles and passengers between New London, Connecticut, and Orient Point, New York, since the mid-1970s, began life as LST-510, and earned a battle star in the European Theater during World War II, serving in the Normandy Invasion.
- In 1870 the General Staff of the Royal Prussian Army, which was to defeat France in less than six month, comprised just 25 officers.
- Although the metric system, which had been introduced by Revolutionary France in 1792, was officially in force during the Empire, Napoleon himself habitually conducted his campaigns using the obsolete Royal system, which measured distances in toises, equal to about 6.3 English feet.
- Among other restrictions with which they had to up, officers in the Imperial German Army were prohibited from dancing the Tango, which was widely considered lascivious and immoral.
- Percy Goring, who served throughout the Gallipoli Campaign in the Royal Engineers, died in Australia at the age of 106 on July 27, 2001, the last British veteran of the ill-fated operation.
- Between 1936 and 1939, Germany military outlays were some $25.9 billion, in contrast to the approximately $18 billion spent by Britain, France, and Italy combined.
- During the 1870s 33-percent of incoming officers in the Imperial Russian Army lacked a primary school certificate.