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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2022 9:32 p.m. PST

"The Crusades were a series of expeditions conducted by European armies with the goal of acquiring access to or direct possession of the Holy Land on the eastern Mediterranean coast, especially the holy city of Jerusalem. From the First Crusade (1095) to the Fall of the city of Acre in 1291, military action resulted in significant exchanges in technology. Many of these technological innovations learned in the East were brought to Europe in some form. Among the most important changes were the construction and features of fortifications, armor and weapons used by knights, and the use of cavalry over foot soldiers. Military technology transfers with little resistance, because the defeated forces learn from the victors. Soldiers respect military prowess in their adversaries. These innovations affected tactics and armaments, and defensive structures…."

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42flanker22 Sep 2022 9:50 a.m. PST

"chain mail"

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 1:20 p.m. PST

I'm sure the post had some interesting tid-bits but I despise reading an on-line site that uses white letters on a black or other very dark background.


Glengarry522 Sep 2022 6:56 p.m. PST

Wait, Europeans didn't know about or wear chainmail until the Crusades?

Swampster23 Sep 2022 3:06 a.m. PST

The cavalry and armoour sections are rather flawed.

gregmita223 Sep 2022 10:54 p.m. PST

Yup, just a couple of paragraphs in, and it's all incorrect information.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2022 4:07 p.m. PST



bobm195926 Sep 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

Chainmail and firing bows rather undermines the article's credentials…along with a flurry of inaccuracies

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