50 Battles That Changed the World: The Conflicts That Most by William Weir

By William Weir

Книга 50 Battles that modified the area 50 Battles that modified the area Книги Вооружение Автор: W.Weir Формат: pdf Размер: 6 Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Книга о битвах, оказавших сильное влияние на ход мировой истории.

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Meanwhile, Darius raised another army and hoped to intercept Alexander by the Tigris River, north of the city of Arbela. On a plain called Gau Gamela, or camel pasture, Darius drew up his army and leveled the field. Quality vs. quantity Alexander eventually moved his troops up to face the Persians. He built a fortified camp and waited some more. Parmenio, his second-in-command, suggested a night attack on the massive Persian army. "I will not steal a victory," said Alexander. He was not just being chivalrous.

Then they opened fire. They fired thundering salvos, drowning out the sound of the comparatively few Muslim guns. Few Muslim ships got close enough to ram or board. Portuguese fire shattered the galleys. Cannon balls plowed through the banks of oarsmen, leaving masses of gore and mangled bodies. " By nightfall, the Muslim flagship had been sunk, along with most of the other galleys. The surviving Egyptians and Turks ran their ships aground and fled into the city. The Egyptian mamluks, weakened by the loss of the Oriental trade, were the first A -i to suffer.

The Stuka was a flying coffin in aerial combat. On August 1, Hitler officially issued Fuhrer Directive No. " That prompted Goring's "hard blows" announcement, but "Operation Eagle" didn't get under way for a week, and even then it was so disorganized that Goring didn't proclaim "Eagle Day" until August 13. The "Eagle" raiders attacked British air bases, but only once the radar stations. A raid on the Spitfire factory on August 13 cost the Germans 45 planes to the British 13. On August 15, the Luftwaffe lost 75 planes to the RAF's 35.

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