Al Nofi's CIC
|| Issue #38, June 9, 2001
- Infinite Wisdom
- la Triviata
- Short Rounds
- Executions in the BEF During World War I
- Alois Esterhazy de Galanthe-Forchtenstein, Master Spy
- From the Archives - Tarik's Address to His Soldiers
"The real problem is usually when to make a decision, and not what the decision should be."
-- George C. Marshall
- So intensely did the students at the Army's Command and General Staff College study the campaigns of the Franco-Prussian War between1904 and 1917, that during World War I many of them found themselves fighting on familiar terrain.
- The Swedish Army conscription regulations of 1682 remained in force until 1901.
- The first soldier killed during the American Civil War was Pvt. Daniel Hough of Company E, 1st Artillery, who died when a gun exploded during the firing of salutes marking the conclusion of evacuation ceremonies at Fort Sumter.
- During the final 200 days of World War I Germany suffered 681 men killed in action each day, Britain 510, France 908, and the U.S. only 251.
- During the Seven Years War, Prince Dietrich von Dessau served as a mercenary officer in the Prussian Army, while his brother, Prince Eugen von Dessau, served in the opposing Saxon Army, with the result that when both brothers chanced to visit their parents at the same time, the household was on "a constant war footing."
- When built, during the 1980s, the B1 bomber cost nearly $33.00 an ounce, roughly three times the contemporary price of silver.
- So fond of fishing was Jack Hemingway - the son of the novelist - that while an O.S.S. operative during World War II he once parachuted into enemy territory with a rod, reel, and fly box, so that he could relax between missions.
- The Duke of Wellington was so uninterested in food that he once failed to notice that he was eating a spoiled egg.