Sunday, June 06, 2010

He who stops being better stops being good.

Zipping about Fredrick Henry Bay. March 2010.

Sunday Top Five, you say?

How about Five Interesting Battles For The Armchair Military Historian!

The Brusilov Offensive: Two million casualties and losses? And no-one's heard of it. Madness! Literally. Lenin should thank Brusilov.

Battle of Suomussalmi: In the dead of Winter, eleven thousand Finns embarrass fifty thousand Soviet troops.

The Battle of Stalingrad: You might have heard of this. Hitler comes a cropper on the Volga.

Third Battle of Ypres: Latterly this has become known as Passchendaele, but at the time it was the final instalment of the Ypres series, and a good example of why mud is not a friend of soldiers. The before and after shots of the town tell some of the tale.

Battle of Hydaspes: C'mon, elephants! An army of Greeks Macedonians stick it to 'em up their the Khyber Pass! A big win for the Greek lad, but it was to be his last...


Magpie said...

Look at the color of that water!! Lovely.

Kris said...

I did manage to spy a heap of quite large crabs while snorkelling that day. I didn't tell Henry though, I'd never have got him in the water if he knew.