When Canada loses a soldier in Afghanistan, thousands of Canadians line the bridges along the Highway of Heroes in a show of compassion; hoping there won’t be a reason to return to the bridges again.
The US invaded Guatemala in 1954 and deposed democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán for the benefit of an American fruit company.
Henry Paget, Cavalry commander at the Battle of Waterloo had his leg blown off by a cannon ball. When it happened he shouted to the Duke of Wellington “By God, sir, I’ve lost my leg!” — to which Wellington replied, “By God, sir, so you have!“
A Korean soldier during World War II was conscripted into the Japanese Imperial Army, captured and forced to fight for the Red Army, then captured again and forced to fight for the Wehrmacht. Making him a veteran of three armies.
US soldiers in WWII were promised a quart of ice cream if they refrained from killing Japanese POWs.
Nearly the entire student body and faculty of Ole Miss joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and suffered a 100% casualty rate.
In 2010 the International Council on Security and Development conducted a survey that found that 92% of Afghan men have never heard of 9/11.
Iraqi insurgents intercepted video feeds of American Predator drones using a $26 piece of Russian software named SkyGrabber.
In 1982, a 10 year old American schoolgirl wrote a letter to the newly appointed General Secretary of the CPSU asking him why he wanted nuclear war with the United States. She received a personal invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which she accepted.
During WWI, a British soldier showed mercy to a wounded German infantryman… who later turned out to be Adolf Hitler.