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Top Military Disasters in History

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Napoleon's Invasion of Russia Report Abuse
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One of the most iconic military disasters in history, Napoleon leads almost 700,000 soldiers into Russia and returns with only about 20,000.
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Battle of Manzikert Report Abuse
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The Battle of Salamis Report Abuse
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Battle of al-Qādisiyyah Report Abuse
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Battle of Cannae Report Abuse
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The vaunted Roman war machine was certainly not invincible, as demonstrated on numerous occasions by the Carthaginian, Hannibal. Cannae was just one of several humiliating defeats suffered by the Romans by the famous commander.
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Bay of Pigs Invasion Report Abuse
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The US wasn't in it, JFK got cold feet and pulled back the troops
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Perhaps the most humiliating political and military disaster in U.S. history, the Bay of Pigs Invasion was ill-conceived and then botched at almost every stage thereafter.
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Battle of Trenton Report Abuse
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Battle of Gettysburg Report Abuse
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Battle of France Report Abuse
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What couldn't be done in World War 1 in four years was done in 2 months in 1940.
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Spanish Armada Report Abuse
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Battle of Tsushima Report Abuse
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Following an 18,000 mile journey, the Russian Baltic fleet was dealt a brutal defeat by the Japanese, signaling Japan's rise as a major power in the modern world.
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Battle of the Somme Report Abuse
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Battle of the Little Bighorn Report Abuse
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Athenian expedition to Syracuse Report Abuse
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Battle of Agincourt Report Abuse
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Gallipoli Campaign Report Abuse
This campaign was a complete military disaster from the start the only "successful part" was the retreat
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Battle of Hattin Report Abuse
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Battle of Adrianople Report Abuse
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Battle of Midway Report Abuse
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