Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was translated into Hebrew by Israeli combat pilots trying to pass the time while being imprisoned in Egypt, and their translation is considered the superior of two versions.
Allied forces parachuted mannequins called “Ruperts” to distract German forces from real D Day paratrooper drops.
More Australian SAS soldiers have died during training than during combat due to their training regime.
In WWII, Allied forces used the serial number information on German tanks to (correctly) extrapolate the Nazis rate of tank production.
The insignia of the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army featured a swastika until 1939.
Denmark has a navy unit that patrols Northern and Eastern Greenland to enforce Danish sovereignty over these regions.
There are robotic turrets guarding the border of South Korea.
Greenland and Iceland have no armed forces.