There has been a few military disasters in Britain's long history. Elphinstones poor decisions and indecision at Kabul ended up with over 15,000 dead. In 1919 Brigadier-General Dyer gave the order that resulted in the British Army firing into crowds of unarmed civilians in Amritsar killing almost 400 and wounding around 1000. There was the charge of the Light Brigade, Galipoli, and I suppose the Somme could also be viewed as a disaster for the army. Can anyone think of any others that are a direct result of incompetent leadership, overoptimism or anything else, and if so who do you think should carry the can.