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Agincourt, 25 October, 1415

By RLF
In this shot there are 100 archers in the background and about 150 men at arms in the front.

Modern estimates for the strengths of the two armies :-

English / Welsh Army about 5000 longbowmen and 1000 men-at-arms

French about 5000 crossbowmen with some archers and 10,000 men-at-arms

6000 v 15000

The English and Welsh archers probably discharged about 120 arrows each, which would have taken about 12-15 minutes. They then joined in the melee with heavy lead hammers, short swords and bollock knives. The archers did not follow the Knights code of honour but knew they were fighting for their lives and slaughtered the nobility of France in their hundreds!

Tags: Photo journalism War Battle

Voters: ugly, AlfieK, dven and 24 more


Comments


27 Feb 2021 4:00PM
Tahiti must be quite a time machine you have. To be able to shoot that battle.

Peter
1 Mar 2021 10:11AM
IamDora 1 6 Canada
1 Mar 2021 12:29PM
The Welsh archers were famous and used by the English against the Scots as well, including in the Battle of Bannockburn. They were bloody days for sure but at least the king road with his army. I think that should be a requirement today - that the world leaders, if they want wars, should be at the front of the charge.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Mar 2021 9:58PM
OH NO, Dora, they get bone spurs and wimp out!

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