"Taking an 'objective' point of view, it is not clear why the use of high explosive for tearing men apart should be regarded as more humane than burning or asphyxiating them to death."
- In 1776 the Prussian Army magazines at Berlin and Breslau held sufficient grain to feed 60,000 men for two years.
- During the 1930s the RAF often turned down applicants for flight training who didnít hunt wildfowl, because "The principles of deflection shooting against wildfowl and airplanes were exactly the same," though "Airplanes could sometimes return your fire."
- As late as 1902 when a British battleship cleared for action a portion of the crew armed was with cutlasses, boarding pikes, and pistols and designated that "boardng party."
- The U.S. Navy had two anti-aircraft caruisers named Atlanta, the first (CL-51), commissioned at the end of 1941, rendered yoeman service during the Guadalcanal Campaign, until sunk on Novemebr 13, 1942, while the second (CL-104), commissioned at the end of 1944, which saw service in the last year of the war; oddly, both vessels were christened by the same person, Atlantaís most famous citizen, Mrs. John R. Marsh, better known as Margaret Mitchell), the author of Gone With The Wind.
- During his campaigns in North Africa in 1941-1943, Erwin Rommel carried with him a well-worn copy of the German edition of Generals and Generalship, by Sir Archibald Wavell, who for a time was his principal opponent..
- During the last week of October, 1944, about 80-percent of all the ammunition fired by the U.S. XX Corps in France consisted of captured German stocks