By William Weir
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When the 15th century began, Islam seemed about ready to dominate the world. That prospect sank in the Indian Ocean off Diu. Battle 7 The Battle of Britain, 1940 AD Hitler's Delusion WIlO fOUgllt; British (Winston Churchill) vs. Germans (Adolf Hitler). What was at stake: The survival of democracy. T he mighty French army, touted as the best in the world, had collapsed like a punctured balloon. The British expeditionary force had dashed back to Britain, leaving almost all of its equipment and not a few of its men.
Now that war had begun with the Muslims, Raymond made his peace with Guy and joined the army the King was raising. By stripping castles of most of their garrisons and emptying the treasury to get cash, Guy had assembled 1,200 knights, 2,000 Turcopole light cavalry, and 10,000 infantry. Saladin, though, raised a much bigger army. He besieged Tiberias, where Raymond's castle was located. Surprisingly, Raymond, renowned for devotion to his own interests, advised against attempting to relieve Tiberias.
The first died of natural causes and the second was strangled. The Venetians and Crusaders again attacked the sea wall, but they were beaten back with heavy losses. The Greeks had always been able to outnumber the soldiers crossing the drawbridges from the towers. Dandolo had the ships tied together so he could land twice as many men at each point. Still the Westerners could make no headway until a gust of wind drove two ships against the wall, and soldiers from them immediately got on the wall.
50 Battles That Changed the World: The Conflicts That Most Influenced the Course of History by William Weir