Most Obsure war?

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Those were the days when we had a proper foreign policy.


And a Navy.
 
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The Pig War.
Although not exactly a war but a short confrontation/border dispute.
Took place in Canada in the 1850's between the British Empire and USA.
Yanky farmer slaughtered a poor innocent Canadian pig and things esculated from there. No human blood spilt during the entire episode although the US came away with the disputed land and a few bacon sarnies.
 
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goatrutar

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The Toyota war. Chad v Libya. Chad forces used "technicals" built mainly on Landcruiser utes. Libyans copped a hiding iirc.
 
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Sennelager Naafi, 1974. England v Scotland, the run up lasted from 1800hrs to 2245hrs
The Battle lasted 17mins and resulted in a resounding win for the Argylls.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
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So not exactly obscure then is it? It is a famous war.
If you're going to be like that, it is not a famous war; famous would imply that everyone knows about it. The Second World War is an example of this phenomenon.

The Anglo-Zanzibar conflict is simply a war that holds a record, as well as being a shining example of how this country used to do things in a more glorious age when the world was run properly (by us) and foreigners were both happy and honoured to be shelled by such a professional organisation as the Royal Navy then was. Since this is in painful contrast with the shower in British politics today (and I shall make no mention of iPods), not only will the Anglo-Zanzibar war remain obscure, I expect all knowledge of it to be ruthlessly suppressed. This will make it even more obscure and reinforce my point further at the expense of yours.
 
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Sennelager Naafi, 1974. England v Scotland, the run up lasted from 1800hrs to 2245hrs
The Battle lasted 17mins and resulted in a resounding win for the Argylls.
Sweaties fighting amongst themselves whilst the English decided to follow more dangerous and rewarding pursuits and go whoring instead does not make for a resounding win.
 
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The Russia V Berwick-upon-Tweed war?



Berwick-upon-Tweed was officially at war with Russia for 110 years as the border town frequently changed hands between England and Scotland over the centuries it was usually referred to as a separate entity in all State documents. At the outbreak of the Crimean War, Britain declared war on Russia in the name of Britain, Ireland, Berwick-upon-Tweed and all British Dominions. But when the war ended two years later in 1856, the Paris Peace Treaty omitted Berwick. So Berwick was technically at war with Russia until 1966 when a Soviet official, made aware of the situation, visited the town to declare peace.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
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The Russia V Berwick-upon-Tweed war?



Berwick-upon-Tweed was officially at war with Russia for 110 years as the border town frequently changed hands between England and Scotland over the centuries it was usually referred to as a separate entity in all State documents. At the outbreak of the Crimean War, Britain declared war on Russia in the name of Britain, Ireland, Berwick-upon-Tweed and all British Dominions. But when the war ended two years later in 1856, the Paris Peace Treaty omitted Berwick. So Berwick was technically at war with Russia until 1966 when a Soviet official, made aware of the situation, visited the town to declare peace.
That, Sir, is truly world class trivia.
 
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The Russia V Berwick-upon-Tweed war?



Berwick-upon-Tweed was officially at war with Russia for 110 years as the border town frequently changed hands between England and Scotland over the centuries it was usually referred to as a separate entity in all State documents. At the outbreak of the Crimean War, Britain declared war on Russia in the name of Britain, Ireland, Berwick-upon-Tweed and all British Dominions. But when the war ended two years later in 1856, the Paris Peace Treaty omitted Berwick. So Berwick was technically at war with Russia until 1966 when a Soviet official, made aware of the situation, visited the town to declare peace.
arent they still fighting the second world war?
 
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The Pig War.
Although not exactly a war but a short confrontation/border dispute.
Took place in Canada in the 1850's between the British Empire and USA.
Yanky farmer slaughtered a poor innocent Canadian pig and things esculated from there. No human blood spilt during the entire episode although the US came away with the disputed land and a few bacon sarnies.
Happened on one of the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington state, there still bits of the Royal Marine barracks there, the yanks call it British Camp, I've some photos knocking around somewhere as well from a visit I made back in the 90s. Well kept military cemetery as well iirc.


Sent from my iPhone using ARRSE so I should probably be working....
 
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