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  • Greatest Blunders: Lechfeld vs Gallipoli (Round 3-Quarterfinals)

    Battle of Lechfeld 955



    Why?
    The Magyars could have taken Otto in the flank and overwhelm him, but decided instead to take the loot from the baggage train.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lechfeld

    The Battle of Lechfeld, often seen as the defining event for holding off the incursions of the Hungarians into Western Europe, was a decisive victory by Otto I the Great, King of the Germans, over the Hungarian leaders, the harka (military leader) Bulcsú and the chieftains Lél and Súr. Located south of Augsburg, the Lechfeld is the flood plain that lies along the Lech River.



    Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916



    Why?
    This bold plan devised by Winston Churchill was intended to force the Ottoman Empire out of WW1 by a daring coup through the Dardanelles against its capital Constantinople .
    It should have been executed till the end with speed, daring and bravado; however British commanders executed it hesitantly and timidly, giving the Ottomans army ample time to react. The operation grounded down into a stalemate, leading to severe loss of life amongst Allied, in particular Anzac, personnel. Eventually the Allied troops were evacuated and the operation aborted.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign
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    Battle of Lechfeld 955
    23.44%
    15
    Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916
    76.56%
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    Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

    Prayers.

    BoRG

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  • #2
    Lechfeld is going down.... Gallipoli must WIN this one.
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
      Lechfeld is going down.... Gallipoli must WIN this one.
      Yep. Lechfeld had a nice run but it's over now. Gallipoli is the bigger blunder.
      Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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      • #4
        It amazes me that Gallipoli had such a horrid series of blunders where the only common bond seemed to leadership, or the lack thereof. Some of it should have been criminal.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
          Lechfeld is going down.... Gallipoli must WIN this one.
          Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
          Yep. Lechfeld had a nice run but it's over now. Gallipoli is the bigger blunder.
          Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
          It amazes me that Gallipoli had such a horrid series of blunders where the only common bond seemed to leadership, or the lack thereof. Some of it should have been criminal.
          I agree with my esteemed colleagues. Gallipoli.
          History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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          • #6
            There can be no argument, Gallipoli.
            BoRG
            "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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            • #7
              The British completely botched it. The navy lost several battleships to mines and submarines and the Army lost tens of thousands of troops. It has to be Gallipoli.
              God Save The Republic.

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              • #8
                Gallipoli this time.
                "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
                — Groucho Marx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                  It amazes me that Gallipoli had such a horrid series of blunders where the only common bond seemed to leadership, or the lack thereof. Some of it should have been criminal.
                  That whole damn war should be criminal.
                  If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                  • #10
                    Where's Kruska to campaign for Lechfeld?

                    His big moment is upon him and his personal favorite is getting trounced.

                    Maybe he's rallying support behind the scenes and will burst out all at once.
                    Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                    • #11
                      Gallipoli, for me. Easy choice.

                      Beside I'm still sulking about Agincourt's defeat against Lechfeld in Round 1.

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                      • #12
                        Die Lechfeld Die!!


                        Sorry,dont know what came over me.
                        If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                        • #13
                          Gallipoli, all the way!
                          A ME LE GUARDIE
                          "Di noi tremň la nostra vecchia gloria. Tre secoli di fede e una vittoria". Gabriele D'Annunzio

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                          • #14
                            Nothing from Kruska, i'm shocked. Gallipoli is easily the bigger blunder.
                            "The first time those bastards encounter US Marines, I want it to be the most traumatic experience of their miserable lives."
                            -Gen. James Mattis, USMC

                            Psalms 144.1

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                            • #15
                              Where are all the Lechfeld supporters? Kruska will be very disappointed in you all!
                              Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                              Prayers.

                              BoRG

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