“The conduct of war is an inexact science.”
|--||Harris Laning, Adm., U.S.N. (Ret.)|
- During the Bohemian Campaign of 1742, the French Comte de Gisors, commanding an infantry regiment, managed to make do with just 23 riding horses, having wisely heeded the advice of his father to set a good example by traveling light.
- The Japanese battleships of the Yamato Class were so large, that a special tugboat had to be constructed to assist in their launching, the 430 ton, 1,600 horsepower Sakufu-maru.
- Between 1656 and 1783 French privateers operating out of Dunkerque took 4,344 prizes, for a total net worth of £6.4 million in very, very uninflated money.
- By a macabre coincidence, Pvt. C. L. Price, 28th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, the last Commonwealth soldier killed in World War I (November 11, 1918), who is buried in the St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, lies just two rows away from Pvt. J. Parr, of the Middlesex Regiment, the first Commonwealth soldier to fall in the war (August 24, 1914)
- By the end of World War I, factories owned and operated by the American Expeditionary Force in France were producing mention 9 million pounds of hardtack and 1.5 million of macaroni products a month, plus 5 million pounds of chocolate..
- During World War II Americans volunteers 45,000 dogs for military service, of which only 18,000 were deemed suitable for testing, of which only 11,500 were accepted for training, which only 4,889 completed
- Between 1700 and 1770 there were seven major riots in New York City against the Royal Navy’s practice of “impressing” seamen.
- While only about 25-percent of the officers in the German Army in 1914 were nobles, aristocrats totaled fully 87-percent of officers in the cavalry.