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What is the most surprising military victory in history?

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What is the most surprising military victory in history?


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  1. 1
    Ed Hamilton says:

    Midway, at least, I suspect that Yamamoto was surprised.

  2. 2
    Jerry Parker says:

    Greeks over Persians at Marathon

  3. 3
    Brady Holley says:

    What about Andrew Jackson at New Orleans. Hadn't Packenham peformed well during the Napoleonic wars just prior to New Orleans?

    • 3.1
      Akhsar says:

      Yes, you are right. If his subordinates would follow his orders and taken scaling ladders just like he ordered, Jackson would beonly a tiny footnote in the history books

      • 3.1.1
        Akhsar says:

        Correction: when I said "his subordinates" , I meant Packenham's colonels.

  4. 4
    Robert Gagnon says:

    Wellington at Waterloo, what was Napoleon thinking by leaving one of his best at home at not properly destroying Blucher first.

  5. 5
    philip says:

    Stonewall Jackson at the Valley.

  6. 6
    Kevinmeath says:

    Harold Godwinson (the one that an arrow in the eye at Hastings 1066) at Stamford bridge against the Vikings. His house karls and the fryd (farmers with agricultural tools/weapons against fearsome mercenaries.
    Or perhaps Jan Tizzak and the Hussites over the King of Poland again peasants against proffessional soldiers.



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