July four, 1187, Knights Templers fought one of many
Bloodiest campaign's battles on the Horns of Hattin.
Within the scorching desert solar they discovered no water to quench
Their thirst. Saladin's males utterly enclosed
The crusaders sealing their destiny. Saladin spared none
Besides for his or her Grand Grasp. Saladin stated to
King Man, "Haven't any worry. It isn't the customized of kings
To kill kings," after giving him a drink of water.
Thirst introduced their failure-defeated.
Battle of Ankara, July 20, 1402,
Fought round Cubuk, Anakara.
Sultan Bayazed I, confronted Timur
The conqueror, Ruler of Timurid
Empire Turku-Mongol forces.
Battle raged at Catal Hill, in Cubuk Valley.
Timur diverted the water provide to off-stream
Reservoir leaving Sultan Bayazed's military
Thirsty. Sultan Baized escaped into mountains
Timur pursued, captured Bayazed-defeated.
Battle of Maychew, March 31, 1936,
Northern Entrance Second Italo-Abyssinian Warfare.
Haile Selassie ship message to spouse
Empress Menen Asfaw, "Troopers lifeless,
Wounded, enemy additionally injured, 20,000 battle
Weary, thirsty survivors." Emperor's thirsty
Military marched to Lake Ashangi. Water of Lake
Ashangi was sprayed with lethal chemical compounds
By the Italian Royal Air Drive, poisoned.
Emperor's thirsty army-defeated.
Battle of Medina, August 18, 1813,
20 miles south of San Antonio, Texas.
Gutierrez-Magee Republican Forces
Fought the Mexican Conflict of Independence
Towards Spanish Gen. José Olivarez de Toledo,
And Dubois Spanish Royalist Military led by
Gen. Joaquín de Arredondo. Republicans, scorching,
Thirsty, drained, broke ranks and ran-defeated.
Conquest of Egypt, summer time 1798, invaded
and occupied by Napoleon's military. French
Troops landed at Alexandria. Marched, drained,
And thirsty to Cairo. Beset by Bedouin
Irregular fighters. Cities and villages
Resulting in Cairo turned violently lethal
Towards occupiers. August 1799, Bonaparte
deserted Egypt, left his troops-defeated.
Bataan Dying March 1942,
78,000 U.S. and Philippine troopers
Surrendered to Japanese. March extra
Than 65 miles to jail camps in
Scorching warmth of Philippine's jungle.
Fifteen thousand died en route
Thirsty and had no water. Most
Devastating time of battle throughout
World Warfare II-captured.
Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778,
Heroine Mary Ludwig Hayes, was
Nicknamed "Molly Pitcher."
Fought at Valley Forge beside
Her husband William Hayes, a gunner.
Legendary-she cooled scorching weapons,
And bathe parched throats.
Throughout bullet-swept floor
Her striped skirt fluttered.
Introduced pitcher after pitcher of
Cooled spring water to exhausted
Thirsty troopers. Cities named
"Molly Pitcher Spring."-Survivalist!
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