Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Just an odd fact

— The English Army had approximately 5,000 archers at Agincourt, and a stock of about 400,000 arrows
— With each archer capable of shooting about ten arrows a minute, the ammunition would last only about eight minutes. However, such firepower would have been devastating. More than 800 arrows a second would have rained on the French cavalry, killing or wounding hundreds

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