Thursday, October 8, 2015

Battle of Lepanto

For John, BLUFA turning point.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I missed this yesterday, but it was the 444 years ago that the West won the Battle of Lepanto.  Against the Ottoman Empire.

The last major battle between fleets propelled by oars (galleys).

Per Wikipedia, RAND expert Dr Paul K. Davis noted:

This Turkish defeat stopped Ottomans' expansion into the Mediterranean, thus maintaining western dominance, and confidence grew in the west that Turks, previously unstoppable, could be beaten.
Regards  —  Cliff

  The breakup of the Ottoman Empire is still ongoing.  Most recently as a result of World War One.

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