Browsing: Thirty Years War

People who had lived through Rome’s Carthaginian struggles, the Thirty Years War in Europe, Napoleon campaign in Russia or the 1916 Somme battles to the 1975 fall of Saigon would marvel at the capacity of man to inflict ghastly horror on a barbaric scale. War entails brutalities, grief, hardship, cruelties, looting, rape, devastation, casual violence against civilians, taking of prisoners and massive bloodbaths.