[“The Battle of Cannae. This was a battle between the Romans and the Carthaginians. The Romans, who normally only use a few legions in battle, had now thrown 8 legions into battle. These eight legions, together with 2,400 Roman cavalry (riders), formed the core of this new huge army. As each legion was accompanied by as many allies-troops, and 4,000 allies-cavalry, the total strength of the Roman army at Cannae could not have been much less than 90,000. The battle lasted 8 hours and almost 50,000 Roman soldiers were killed. That’s about 100 per minute. This was due to the remarkable technique that Hannibal, the leader of the Carthaginians, handled: The Carthaginians had drawn in a semicircle. The Romans stood right in front of them. They used their usual techniques and set themselves up in ‘ acies triplex ‘, which means triple stroke order. These were, to make it easier to express, 3 rows of groups of soldiers. Hannibal has let the Romans surround themselves by auxiliary troops (his brother Hasdrubal and Numidians) and has turned them off. According to estimates, the Carthaginians lost 5,000 soldiers. The Roman army, as everyone knows, was very strong so that certainly makes it impressive. It is not such a battle with guns where 100,000 man dies, but it is the tactics it makes for me. Should I not be able to choose the Battle of Cannae, I would choose the Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon was lost.
“,” In terms of scale, the great battles of both world wars are scarcely to be surpassed.The Marne where the failure of the Schlieffen plan was blessed, the Somme where the English lost 48,000 man in 1 day, Verdun where the French stopped the Germans for months at the expense of 750,000 casualties, Stalingrad, the first major German defeat, Kursk, the largest tank battle in history. What makes a blow “impressive”? The extent, the victims, the impact on the course of the war, heroically stand against a force majeure? And: “Battle”? Why are naval battles excluded? Or air strokes. The Battle of Britain was certainly impressive, if only because it was the first big battle that was fought completely and alone in the air. The Battle of the Atlantic lasted for years and was fought over an area that in terms of expanse, but also inhospitable, has not been unparalleled in history. MajGen “Boney” Fuller called the Battle of the Teutoburger Wald in 9 A.D. the most important in history because it made a definitive end to the Roman expansion in north-West Europe, prevented the latinization of the Teutones and thus laid the foundations for 2,000 years struggle between Frenchmen and Germans. But so there are more.
I choose a naval battle that ended undecisively, at least purely tactical seen.Strategically, he was all the more important, for what was not happening.
In 1672, the Republic of the United Netherlands was attacked by France, England and by 2 German monarchists.That is why 1672 is known as the disaster year. The struggle against the German rulers took place entirely on land. Those against the English completely at sea. Only the French put their army and their naval forces against the Republic. In the beginning, the Germans made a few success in the east of the Netherlands, but they eventually led to nothing. The French formed a much bigger problem and the Republic actually staggered. At sea, a combined Anglo-French fleet approached the Dutch coast with the intention of putting a force in the north to land. Clamp between the Frenchmen in the east and south and an English-French troop power in the north it would have been done with the Republic rapidly. In August 1673, it came to an encounter between the Dutch fleet and the English and French. Michiel de Ruyter is perhaps most famous for the 茅clatante successes he achieved at Chatham, but the Battle of Texel is the best and most meaningful result he achieved. Unlike Chatham, he was opposed to a great force majeure, but although neither party managed to gain a superiority in the struggle, the English and French departed afterwards and left De Ruyter and the Dutch fleet with the full Control over the Dutch waters. The English were then fought and gave up. A few months later they signed a peace treaty with the Republic. The French alone were not a party to the Dutch naval forces and the threat of an invasion from the sea was finally averted.
The battle is especially important to what was not happening.No invasion, no collapse of the republic. And what happened: stadtholder William III became the main opponent of the French pursuit of hegemony in Europe.15 years later he invaded England with an army, his father-in-law king James II, and became king himself. What happened ( too): James had closed a secret pact WITH Louis XIV before the attack on the Republic.If that was successful: no William III on the scene, no raid in England, James remains on the throne, the principle of the divine right of the Princes triumphs in Europe, Governments of Parliament-controlled cabinets do not come. And then? Does the Enlightenment pass through, England becomes the world power that it has become? Is there a British Empire? How does world history look? Not a clue, but if De Ruyter had lost that battle at Texel, it would have been very different in the world.
The Battle of Borodino between Napoleon and Kutuzov.It will never be known what the number of injuries and deaths is concerned but I estimate in roughly the same numbers as on the first day of the Battle of the Somme
According to the Bible the battle in the struggle of God and the Devil to Reign in heaven.Very little is known about this battle. Also the Ragnarok may be there.