The badge of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) depicts a snake smoking a pipe. FEB’s lemma was “The snake is smoking”. It was a joke with a statement made by the then Brazilian President, Getúlio Vargas, who said that “it was easier for a snake to smoke than Brazil ever enter the war”. He was charged of being Hitler’s admirer, but was forced by circumstances to declare war to Germany.
The "All Americans" The 82nd Airborne Division was organized on 25 August 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the unit acquired the nickname “All-American", which is the basis for its famed “AA” shoulder patch. I was in this unit July 1961 - November 1962
Er liepen in alle straten en dorpen soldaten rond. Michiel vond het niet zo aangenaam, want er werden ook veel huiszoekingen,... gedaan. Telkens wanneer er een soldaat voorbij liep werd er onrust gezaaid. In het boek waren deze soldaten er vrij zeker van dat ze de oorlog zouden winnen.
Se você acredita que os samurais eram, em sua maioria, homens altos que lutavam apenas usando espadas e abriam mão de prazeres sexuais em nome do dever, vai se surpreender com algumas evidências históricas a respeito desses famosos guerreiros do Japão