My regulars know that I am a history buff and that I watch documentaries on the subject. I also study and teach and write about war…..the reasons for and the results of the after math…..
I recently watch a documentary on the Gulf War….the one the Bush1 had to fight…..and there was a part about the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait and the carnage that took place along the “Highway of Death” and that gort me thinking about other military retreats in history.
Though it may seem cowardly to some, the best military course of action is often to withdraw to fight another day. However, not all retreats are successful. But when they are, they can be nearly as beneficial as winning the battle outright. Here are ten examples of incredible military retreats.