Anecdotes: Military Men

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about men in uniform and in control.
George Rogers Clark

Impoverished and crippled, Clark applied to...

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Mark Wayne Clark

Clark was once asked what was the best advice...

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Douglas Corrigan

In 1937 Corrigan applied to the Bureau of Air...

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Ferdinand Foch

A young officer has been disciplined by his...

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Robert E. Lee

Toward the end of the Civil War, when meat was...

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Raimundo Montecúccoli

Montecúccoli, a Roman Catholic (and ordinarily...

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Bernard L. Montgomery

In 1944 Alan Brooke, chief of the imperial...

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Louis Mountbatten

The five-year-old Mountbatten was reluctant to...

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William Tecumseh Sherman

After the Mexican War, Sherman was sent by...

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Duke of Wellington

During the Peninsular War a detachment of...

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