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Saturday July 27th 2019Tim Candler9

 

     I was also on the side of Carthage during the Punic Wars, I got terrible excited about the great sea battle of Cape Ecnomus, which was off the southern coast of Sicily. But Carthage, despite outnumbering the Roman Fleet was very badly defeated. The wretched Romans won the battle because they cheated by coming up with a dastardly ship boarding device.

 

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     The device was called a corvus and it turned a perfectly decent sea battle into more of a land battle. So you can imagine how keenly I anticipated Hannibal's attempt to invade Italy using War Elephants. That was a long time ago of course, I was young, innocent, incredibly naive, and possibly a little simple. Still reckon we might all benefit from a couple of War Donkeys.   

 

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