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
GreeksMacedonians stick it to 'em up their the Khyber Pass! A big win for the Greeklad, but it was to be his last...