Saturday, December 23, 2017


This is coolbert:

"Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions." - - Caesar Augustus.

Continuing with extracts with commentary: "The Reader's Companion to Military History".

"The Ten Greatest Military Disasters."

* Sicilian Expedition. [Athenians]

* Cannae. [Romans/Carthaginians]

* Teutoburg Forest. [Romans/Germans]

* Kosovo. [Turks/Serbs]

* Mohacs. [Turks/Hungarians]

* Poltava. [Swedes/Russians]

* Sedan. [French/Germans]

* The Somme, First Day.  [English/Germans]

* Singapore. [English/Japanese]

* Stalingrad. [Germans/Soviets]

Carrhae not worthy of inclusion? More Roman legionnaires lost [killed and captured combined] than at Teutoburg Wald!


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