As I checked my comments this morning I got an ‘atta boy” from Word Press……
You’ve posted 210 days in a row on In Saner Thought! Keep up the good work.
WP needs to check their stats a bit closer….I have posted at least one post for the last 10 years…..back in 2011 WP had a challenge for bloggers to post at least once a day…..I stared then doing so and have continued for a decade…..so their stats are wrong.
Now for a Saturday history lesson…..
Every war has its blunders…..wrong decisions by leadership, bad planning, and just stupidity……but there are a few that were monumental….monumental in the sense of disastrous.
Imagine how much longer and bloodier World War II might have been had Admiral Yamamoto not filled the decks of his vulnerable carriers at Midway with fully fueled airplanes awaiting ordnance. What if Hitler, despite his anger at the bombing of Berlin, hadn’t switched tactics from downing Spitfires to uselessly attacking London?
Battlefield blunders can be as decisive as brilliant tactics, whether they suddenly advance tribal factions toward nationhood, punish a proud military unaccustomed to losing or temporarily swing the balance of power in an utterly unexpected direction.
That said, following are five losers who might have wished for a do-over.
For once I agree with the choices…..Gallipoli, Little Big Horn and Dien Bien Phu…..
Dien Bien Phu should have been a warning to the US about involvement in Vietnam….Giap was a genius in the planning and the French were arrogant and completely clueless of their enemy.
Do you have any others that were left off this list?
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