So the battle has commenced...a live TV war is underway...and it’s hard to comprehend what is happening in Babylon.
First...a little history. The bloodiest battle ever fought on British soil, back in the Middle Ages, saw the deaths of 40,000 people in one day. Roman historian Tacitus records a Roman battle where 80,000 people were slaughtered in one day.
It goes without saying that back in these times there were no weapons of mass destruction.
To acheive 80,000 deaths in Roman times, imagine how many more tens of thousands escaped wounded. Now imagine that each death came brutally as a direct result of face to face, hand to hand combat. No machine guns...no mortar bombs...just sheer bloodlust.
Now let me take you forward in history to World War One and the Battle of the Somme. One million troops died in that battle.