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KB
16:30 21.07.2006

...the most expensive battle tank of the world is the French Leclerc, which costs about 8 millions USD.

KB
10:41 24.07.2006

... Africa had an Alexander the Great of its own. In the mid-1800s, Chaka, the chief of the Zulu tribe in South Africa, managed to conquer almost the entire South African sub-continent, thus creating the largest ever empire in the Sub-Saharian Africa. The main striking force of his army were warriors with large shields and long strong spears - as was the case in Alexander the Great's army.

KB
16:05 24.07.2006

..., in the military jargon, 'ack-ack machine gun' means 'anti-aircraft machine gun'.

KB
11:37 25.07.2006

...the real name of the great Mongolian conqueror Gengis Khan was Temuchin, and in his youth he was a slave.

KB
10:27 26.07.2006

..., before attacking a hostile neighbouring kingdom, the ancient Russian ruler Svyatoslav used to send in advance a message 'I AM COMING', so that the enemy forces will gather in one place to fight him and so that he could defeat them in one decisive battle instead of getting involved in a prolonged war.

KB
12:18 27.07.2006

...the Russian Empress Catherine the Great used to say to her generals, 'Believe only those who are brave enough to argue with you'.

KB
09:24 28.07.2006

...in Pakistan there is a town called 'Tank'.

KB
10:51 01.08.2006

...according to a legend, the twelve sons of the ancient Scandinavian king Kanut (also known as Knut or Knud) were so fierce that other vikings who were not very meek, either refused to stay with them in the same battle ship.

KB
10:22 02.08.2006

...there is a saying, 'People who served in the army do not laugh at the circus'.

KB
09:03 03.08.2006

...you are on Page 1 of this section of the site now, and it may be expedient to have a look at the following pages.


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