What is the most surprising military victory in history?

What is the most surprising military victory in history?

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  1. Ed Hamilton

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

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  2. Brady Holley

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

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    • Akhsar

      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

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      • Akhsar

        Correction: when I said “his subordinates” , I meant Packenham’s colonels.

  3. Robert Gagnon

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

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  4. Kevinmeath

    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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