This is coolbert:
Found this item quite by accident. As is relevant to a prior blog entry.
As seen in the latest edition of the BBC History magazine a COMMENT courtesy Roger Crowley.
Lepanto the defeat of the Ottoman fleet by the combined Christian forces [Holy League] the significance of which is not appreciated fully?
"Lepanto was Europe's Trafalgar, a total victory that restored Christian morale"
The carnage at Lepanto was staggering. In just four hours 40,000 men were killed - - a rate of slaughter not surpassed until the Battle of Loos in 1915.
Forty-thousand dead on the Ottoman side, ten-thousand Holy League combatants perished as well.
"For Europe it [Lepanto] was a triumph equivalent to Trafalgar, and was a total victory that restored Christian morale after two centuries of defeat by the Ottoman empire."
LEPANTO NOT LISTED AS ONE OF THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT SEA BATTLES OF ALL TIME! THIS IS AN OMISSION OF THE WORST SORT?
Casualties at Loos surpassing Lepanto that number the allied forces and Germans combined??
And thank you Mr. Crowley.