Worst Military Blunders of All Time


The Top Ten

1 The Blitz

It cost Hitler the war. - c3230

2 Stalingrad
3 The Battle of The Somme

Interestingly, as a young man, author JRR Tolkien was a soldier for Britain during this fearsome battle, and much of the brutal combat contained in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is inspired by and based on that experience.

4 The Bay of Pigs Invasion
5 Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

Napoleon didn't know how harsh the Russian winter is. Nor did Hitler. - ethanmeinster

6 The Munich Agreement
7 The Allies' Failure to Invade Germany While it Attacked Poland

It is how you can trust UK and France, when they sign a treaty.

8 Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor wasn't really a blunder. Neither of the Pacific air craft carriers were there, and it was only a matter of time before the Japanese attacked. And as a result of the attack, nearly the entire US was supportive of the war. I mean, really, in congress there was only 1 vote against declaring war.

9 The Battle of Little Bighorn

Custer got what he deserved thanks to it! - DieGedankenSindFrei

10 The Charge of the Light Brigade

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11 Gulf of Tonkin incident

Should have just told the truth.

12 Stationing of British Forces at Yorktown

.American Revolutionary war. Seriously. who stations themselves on a PENINSULA with no route to escape?

13 Pickett's Charge

Caused the Confederacy to lose the Battle of Gettysburg, which turned the tide of the American Civil War and eventually led to the Union winning.

14 Operation Market Garden
15 The Alamo

10,000 troops couldn't bypass 150 guys in the middle of nowhere?

16 German Invasion of Belgium 1914

Invading Belgium brought the British and Italians into the war (The Italians would not have declared war If the British hadn't.). The war would have been much shorter and less bloody. With the Central powers probably victorious.

17 Battle of Dien Bien Phu
18 Battle of San Jacinto

Who's idea was it to have a fiesta the night before you get defeated by a bunch of angry Texans, who remembered the Alamo? Cost you the revolution in only eighteen minutes. - BUETBU91

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