while sustaining very heavy losses, Pyrrhus declared “one more such victory and I am lost.” A pyrrhic victory is a victory won at too great a cost. Can't figure out why this was a pyrrhic victory. I totally agree. For example the infamous Saw films: extreme pain and mutilation (sawing your leg off to free from chains) is normally a victory in the Saw world, a defeat (jaws ripped off, burnt to death, trapped forever...) normally results in death.

Bloody does not equal Pyrrhic. If I'm meant to report this somewhere please can someone inform me on my talk page where.

Napoleon launched a massive cavalry charge which saved the day and forced the Benningsen's army to withdraw.

–272 B.C. Why are populist or leftist leaders are nationalizing resources and what can be the impact on the nation. The US suffered 72 killed and 372 wounded, which was hardly the "devastating toll" of the PV definition. However, the Romans had a much larger supply of men from which to draw soldiers, so their losses did less damage to their war effort than Pyrrhus's victories did to his. They aren't the same thing.

A PV battle affects the victor’s ability to continue fighting afterward, not just be costly. Pinkbeast (talk) 23:28, 9 November 2018 (UTC), Often overlooked by military historians and there are plenty of reasons to see why this was a pyrrhic victory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 22 December 2003, Does anyone want to note the joke that Pyrrhus apparently said this to his aide-de-camp? Pyrrhic is an allusion used almost exclusively in the phrase "Pyrrhic victory,” meaning a victory with losses or costs so great, it's no victory at all. Considering that the victorious French lost 35 000 men including General Gualainocurt (and 46 other generals, compared to the Russian 39 000 and 23 generals), and the historian Michael glover wrote in his book The Napoleonic Wars - an illustrated history 1792-1815 that another battle before reaching Moscow would anhiliate the French Army,and also that Napoleon had become heavily depressed by the end of the battle (http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Borodino_battle.htm#borodinoend) Why wouldn't Borodino count as a Pyrrhic Victory?

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Still not a PV.

Shu Han VS Cao Wei, Battle of Lützen (1632) - Thirty Years' War, Battle of Malplaquet (1709) – War of the Spanish Succession, Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) - American Revolutionary War, Battle of Guilford Court House (1781) - American Revolutionary War, Battle of Berezina (1812) - French invasion of Russia (1812), Battle of Vuelta de Obligado (1845) - Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands (1942) – World War II Pacific theatre, Solomon Islands Campaign, Unternehmen Bodenplatte (1945) – World War II, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Chosin Reservoir (1950) – Korean War, Battle of Vukovar (1991) – Croatian War of Independence, Battle of Lützen (1632) – Swedes lost their king but otherwise it was a victory, not a PV, Battle of Berezina (1812) – was a disaster but not a PV, Battle of Vuelta de Obligado (1845) – both sides absorbed their losses so no PV, Battle of Crete (1941) – Axis won that one early in the war when they could afford the losses, despite a few references in the main article, Unternehmen Bodenplatte (1945) – an operational failure so not a PV, despite a few references in the main article, Battle of Heraclea (280 BC) – predates Pyrrhus's quotation so would be awkward to include, Battle of Didao – possibly, but the article is long and complicated, so it is not a good example for further study or understanding.

© 2020 Education Expert, All rights reserved. In Battle of Kursk the Soviets lost more than the Germans, who were really crippled in the Eastern Front after this while the Soviets could easily reinforce their losses. Both History dot com and BBC have called it a Pyrrhic victory. Please don't add it again.Toddy1 (talk) 04:07, 14 May 2010 (UTC), I removed Thermopylae from the list of examples here- the article for the battle has a section under "Significance" on why historians *don't* consider it a PV, so it doesn't seem appropriate to have it listed as one here. If we think about this revolution relative to the size of the armies involved, it meets whatever definition you want for Phyrric Victory. ), king of Epirus, won many battles but overextended himself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:41, 20 August 2010 (UTC), Someone's just squeezed it back in again here, so it might be worth reexamining this.

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