War and Weather

September 2010
Military History;Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p25
The article discusses events in military history where weather conditions have proven to be deadly and decisive. Thousands of U.S. soldiers and marines died at Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in 1950 when the temperature plunged to as much as 30 degrees below zero. In December 1944 it took the British 14th Army 20 days to advance 200 miles in northern Burma because of heavy rains. In 1187, Guy of Lusignan's crusading knights died in droves after being trapped by Saladin's archers on a waterless plain during a very warm weather.


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