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Subject: Greatest Military Upset in History
Aeb4ever    1/28/2005 1:11:39 AM
What is the greatest military upset in history?
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AlbanyRifles    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 2:36:40 PM
From where I sit, I think you could look at that little soire' the Americans had with the British from 1775 - 1783......
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Tiber1    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 2:52:14 PM
North Vietnam, they won against 1st the French, then against the United States.
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french stratege    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 3:13:31 PM
North vietnam: with weapons given by Russia and china for free and special circumstances. France has already decided to give up before Dien Ben Phu, and US gave up before South vietnam fell. Germany has done the best achievement on their own forces, and France before under Napoleon.
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Herc the merc    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 3:27:27 PM
Afghanistan & the Soviet Army. Vietnam. And soon Iraq (a Bush win is a possible wildcard, but we would have to get very lucky, considering that Iran and Syria have no further motivation to support US prescence there will be a lot more insurgents, Iran has already declared war against the US in Iraq).
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jastayme3    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 3:49:25 PM
Maccabean revolt Rhodes vs Demetrious the Besieger Siege of Malta 1565(I believe)
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scholar    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    1/28/2005 4:07:11 PM
Ethiopia's defeat of Italy at the Battle of Adwa.
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fall out    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    2/1/2005 1:48:01 AM
"North Vietnam, they won against 1st the French, then against the United States " - correction, against the Mongols when they were top shi$ and the Chinese, AND then France and the US, i think it's pretty foolish of anyone to think they can take Vietnam... one other way of looking at it, could be GW1, the last conflict the US was involved in was a defeat (vietnam) and hence their confidence/tactics/weaponry, etc were untested, not to mention Iraq had a MUCH better armed forces back then and add in many other countries forces and yet the US lost less lives than the currenct insurgancy in Iraq atm, not an upset meaning a different outcome, but an upset as to how easily the US led forces defeated Saddam's armies.
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F22    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    2/1/2005 8:00:23 PM
Hard to pick just one. Here's a few contenders: Tours 732 Ayn Jalut 1260 Britain 1940 Midway 1942
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F22    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    2/1/2005 8:04:34 PM
Or how about Navy over Army, 42-7 in 1950?
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Maple man    RE:Greatest Military Upset in History    2/2/2005 10:53:10 PM
How about the Finnish win against the russians in ww2,they did finally lose but the Russians lost way more than the Finnish
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