Anecdote

The Poodle And The Peninsular War

by Daniel Russ on February 16, 2013

  During the Peninsular War, close proximity between troops and citizen often resulted in fraternizations of all sorts. In 1813, a young French matron was curious to see the fearsome British Redcoats assembled near town and showed up with her poodle in her arms. Alarmed, the poodle jumped from her arms and headed barking all […]

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  Ioannis Metxas   Ioannis Metaxas was a Greek general and Prime Minister who served early during World War II. Metaxas began as a civil ruler and transformed into a dictator. He was also a pilot and once during an inspection of an airbase off the coast, he was invited to fly the new flying […]

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Military Anecdote Day

September 6, 2010

After returning from a visit with the British East India Company in Bombay, Churchill attended a wartime conference. A brash American lady accosted him. “What are you going to do about those wretched Indians?” she asked. “Madam, to which Indians do you refer? Do you refer to the second greatest nation on Earth, under which […]

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Military Anecdote Day – Uncommon Chivalry

April 26, 2010

This tale bespeaks a sort of understood respect between those of high position even during war. Josephine Bonaparte had started an exotic blooms display at her private garden in Malmaison. During this time, the English were allied against Bonaparte all across Europe. Much blood had been spilled. Yet the Admiralty sent notes that any exotic […]

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Military Anecdote Day- I Shot An Arrow Into The Air…

April 26, 2010

June 8th, 1189, Richard I The Lionheart has led an armada across the Mediterranean to lay siege to Acre. A Welsh archer outside the fortress and a Turkish archer inside the fortress decide to have a contest. Each will stand still while the other gets a free shot. The Turk goes first and misses. He […]

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