Wars cannot be won with muscular strength and weapon abundance alone.Warriors need intelligence, smartness, wit and much more. Here, we have shared15 mind-blowing tricks that have been used over the years during wars. Somewill give you chills and others a lesson!
1. Mare's Milk & Blood For Supper
Mongolian warriors would drink mare's milk and blood only and it would keep them going for about a month. This meal is considered a life savior for Mongolian warriors, as they would spend many days travelling and it gets difficult to carry food for so long. They would also take along horses double the number of army men so that they could mount to a fresh one easily and dismount the dying one. They would then use those horses for meat, another supplement for food.
2. The Kiss Of Marilyn Hare
To boost the morale of the army, a young actress decided to kiss 10,000 army men during WW2. She kissed 733 soldiers in March, 1942 on her first day and managed to boost them up. Who could think of this as a trick to be used during war?
3. The Great Seal Bug
A group of school children from the Soviet Union gifted a carved US seal to the American Ambassador as a token of friendship. However, after being hung in the office for 7 years, it was discovered that the seal was actually a listening device. SMART!
4. Who is Roald Dahl?
An author?No, a secret service agent! He was earlier a pilot in the RAF and then awomanizer. He’s known for romancing authoritative women in order to gatherinformation.
5. A Grand Army
Mongolianwarriors would carry 5 fire torches each so as to confuse the enemy about thereal number of warriors. The enemy would mistake the Mongolian army to be 5xtheir actual number and sometimes decide to flee without fighting.
6. War Pigs Against Elephants
War pigs were used as a shield against elephants. Pigs, sometimes incendiary were sent instead of warriors to the battlefield first as elephants are scared of the squealing of pigs. They would shake with terror and hurt warriors of the enemy in the process. The chaos would thus put the enemy under pressure and upset their plan.
7. The Dog Who Warned About Enemy Planes
Gunner, anAustralian Kelpie, helped the allied forces during WW2 by warning them aboutthe Japanese planes entering the territory 20 minutes before they actuallyarrived. Thanks to magical hearing powers!
8. The Chocolate Bomb
During WW2, the Nazis invented the Chocolate bomb that exploded when a piece of it was broken. The bomb was made up of steel covered with a layer of real chocolate. It was once sent to Winston Churchill but was revealed in time.
9. The Confident General
A Chinese General ordered his army of 100 troops to hide; he then opened the gates and sat there playing the lute. The enemy of 150,000 soldiers feared a trap and their General ordered a retreat. This is how you defend your town against the enemy who is ten folds stronger. Hats off!
10. Cats – The Perfect Shield
In 525 BCE, thePersians used cats as a weapon against Egyptians in the Battle of Pelusium. ThePersian army painted cat figures on their shields and also wrapped cats aroundtheir chests to disable the Egyptian army. Reason? Egyptians considered catssacred and worshipped them. They would not injure their feline God in anysituation.
11. Horses with a Trunk
Indian rulersdecked the horses with artificial trunks to confuse the enemy’s elephants. Thetrunk would make the horses appear like a baby elephant and hence the elephantswon’t harm them.
12. The Gay Bomb
The US forcesresearched a bomb that contained strong pheromones, which made soldiersattracted towards each other. It was rightly named as the ‘Gay Bomb’!Surprisingly, it was awarded the IG Nobel Prize!
13. The Cat Alarm
During thebattle for Britain, British civilians used cats as an alarm against bombings.When the cats sensed German planes proceeding, they would run for shelter, thusalarming the civilians.
14. Cigarettes With Opium
During WW1 in 1917, British Army dropped cigarettes for Turkish forces which they got used to. Then, they laced cigarettes with excessive opium and dropped it for Turkish army. Result? Turks were left immobile and the British army took over.
15. A Wine & Dine Trap
During WW2,British captured senior German officials and sent them to a lavish mansion.They were given great food and fine wine. They were also allowed to listen toGerman Radio and read newspapers. It was all a trap and the Britishintelligence officers learned a lot out of their conversations and behavior.
Combiningintelligence with strength can help you win (no matter if it’s daily life orwar). And, these tricks are clear evidence.