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WiccanLiberal
07-07-2015, 10:03 PM
http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/Kamikaze-Shipwreck.jpg?itok=6GdTZAc4It was the largest armada the world had ever seen, and would only be surpassed 700 years later when the Allies invaded Europe during the Normandy landings. The Mongol leader Kublai Khan sent two massive fleets during the 13th Century – of up to 4,000 ships each – to try to invade Japan. Both attempts were thwarted and destroyed by severe weather, with the ships and the men they carried laid to rest off the coast of Japan.Now, researchers think that they’ve discovered the wreck (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11715158/13th-century-Mongolian-ship-Kublai-Khan-sent-to-invade-Japan-found.html) of one of the ships, the second to be discovered in four years, and have potentially found three more. All finds date to the two attempted invasions by the Mongols launched in 1274 and 1281, both of which were destroyed by typhoons that the Japanese called “kamikazes,” or divine winds, that saved the country from the foreign army.

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/failed-mongol-armada-wreck-discovered-japanese-coast

namvet
07-08-2015, 09:38 PM
these deep sea wrecks just fascinate me. they all have a story to tell

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
07-08-2015, 11:16 PM
IF THEY HAD FOUGHT TE MONGOLS WOULD HAVE HAD A DAMN HARD TIME DEFEATING THE JAPS ON HOME TURF. AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE JAPS WERE FIERCE FIGHTERS THAT WERE WELL ORGANIZED AND MILITARILY TRAINED. THEY HAD EXCELLENT ARCHERS AND THE SAMURAI..Tyr

namvet
07-09-2015, 08:47 AM
IF THEY HAD FOUGHT TE MONGOLS WOULD HAVE HAD A DAMN HARD TIME DEFEATING THE JAPS ON HOME TURF. AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE JAPS WERE FIERCE FIGHTERS THAT WERE WELL ORGANIZED AND MILITARILY TRAINED. THEY HAD EXCELLENT ARCHERS AND THE SAMURAI..Tyr

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