Here with some miscellaneous items:
1. That PPsh sub-machine gun as used by the communist forces in Korea, also rating as a "BEST"? Worthy of inclusion into my list of "bests". That list of course subjective, in the eye of the beholder in many cases, but often based upon real-world experiences and observations.
2. From the Chicago Tribune Perspective section yesterday:
" The end of the Franco-Prussian War was celebrated with a music fest in Boston of all places. Composer Johann Strauss conducted about 17,000 singers and an orchestra of 1,500 at the World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival of 1872."
3. This quote from General Eisenhower:
"There are only two professions in the world in which the amateur excels the professional. One, military strategy, and two, prostitution" - - Maj. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
This also a popular topic from the blog - - the amateur at war able to beat the professional. NOT usually the case but has occurred on occasion, perhaps more often that what the career military man likes to think is possible.
And I am unsure of the veracity of this quote. And am also interested as to the context. Perhaps the Eisenhower Presidential Library knows the truth about this? A query will be made!
The truth is out there - - you just gotta go look for it and know where to look!