Skip to comments.History's bloodiest siege used human heads as cannonballs (Siege of Malta in 1565 against Muslims)
Posted on 07/07/2007 1:10:40 PM PDT by wagglebee
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Lest we forget...
Great link! Thanks!
Yes, absolutely - Mel Gibson: Please make a movie about the siege of Malta!!!
Friday the 13th was a bad day for the brotherhood. While I don’t hold current Christians responsible, this does not change history.
An octogenarian with a harem of 300? Pass the Viagra, I feel faint.
This is lie, Islam is a religion of peace.
I’d never read this story before. Thanks for posting it. I would like to add something that I do know.
Just a few short years after this battle, in 1569, the turkish navy was utterly destroyed for all time by a combined christian fleet in the “battle of Lepanto”. Don Juan organized this fleet. A new warship was used in this battle and they were called galleasses. The Christians were greatly outnumbered but they had their secret weapons...the galleasses. Up untill the galleasses, warships were rowing vessels with cannons positioned in the front that fired forward. Galleasses were the first warships with cannons positioned on the sides that fired laterally. Putting the guns on the sides enabled one ship to carry many more guns than otherwise possible. So the christians, although greatly outnumbered, had more guns. In order to defeat the turks, they had to use their brains and superior naval tactics against a larger fleet. In order to use galleasses to their full potential, the ship would have to be turned sideways at the moment of battle to bring all guns to bear on the enemy. Cannoners marksmanship abilities were much more important, as were the skills of the ship captains and his crew to precisely maneuver the ship with sails alone. The turks’ strategy was much more simple...encircle the smaller enemy fleet and charge straight into them by use of oars with forward guns blazing...little skill required.
Well, the turks failed and never recovered from their maritime defeat. From then on, turks threatened christians from the land only. Thus this is the battle that sealed the fate of the turks and the ottoman empire as well.
Yes. And what’s in Constantinople? Oh yeah, a Christian Church that was turned into a Muslim Mosque! It’s past time for a repeat of history’s recurring and inevitable Muslim beat down. They are evil among us.
enemy of islam bump
Thanks for the post. The story reminds me of the movie the 300.
I missed 300 when it was in the theater, I will definitely get the DVD.
Get the book. You will enjoy it. I just finished it last week.
Age of Empires III starts with this very campaign.
Gibson was the first name I thought of too when I was reading this! He’s got the guts and the money to do it. We need the author to start on a script right away!
It seems that the act of taking up housing in a military manner, and fortifying an outpost, and launching raids against an enemy shipping route is a bit more than a *little* different from piracy.
For one- this was not for profit, but the cheapest means of sustaining a campaign. (Hell, SunTzu even wrote it- the bert way to fund a war is with the enemies goods).
So no, these were nothing like the Barbary Pirates.
Thank God for the Sicilians!
Fascinating, mjp. Thank you.
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