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What is the most surprising military victory in history?
Midway, at least, I suspect that Yamamoto was surprised.
Greeks over Persians at Marathon
What about Andrew Jackson at New Orleans. Hadn’t Packenham peformed well during the Napoleonic wars just prior to New Orleans?
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
Correction: when I said “his subordinates” , I meant Packenham’s colonels.
Wellington at Waterloo, what was Napoleon thinking by leaving one of his best at home at not properly destroying Blucher first.
Stonewall Jackson at the Valley.
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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