UKs wars

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  1. 123

    123 LE

    Which was Britains most exemplary, well-executed convincing war win? Which was the toughest, hardest fought win?
     
  2. Battle of Jubilee.
     
  3. What has this got to do with clothing and boots?
     
  4. 123

    123 LE

    well presumably they would have been wearing clothing and boots...

    no, I didn't even know what I was doing
     
  5. Maybe it was a war fought in DMS boots with puttees and THAT rifle
     
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  6. The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War, which took place on August 27 1897 and lasted 38 minutes. When the Sultan of British-administered Zanzibar died, his nephew, Khalid bin Barghash, succeeded him, in direct contravention of the wishes of the British consul, who had suggested another candidate. Undeterred, Khalid climbed into the royal palace through a broken window with 2,000 supporters in tow, raised the Zanzibar flag and proclaimed himself Sultan. The British then issued him with an ultimatum: abdicate or face war.
    When the deadline expired at 9am the next morning, the British gunships opened fire, bombarding the palace and setting it on fire. Khalid escaped to Mombasa, leaving 500 casualties behind him. Only one British sailor was slightly injured.
     
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  7. The best bit of Zanzibar is that HMG charged for the costs of ammo used.

    12'' naval shells as against 9mm bullet; in yer face China!
     
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  8. 123

    123 LE

    So that was a pretty easy win then.
     
  9. Nearly as tough as Umboto Gorge.
     
  10. At least at umboto gorge, if you didn't feel like fighting, you could always put your pants on your head, stick pencils up you nostrils and answer every question with "Wibble"
     
  11. No war is exemplary and weel conducted while it's going on - or even soon after.

    Going on results, the best would be the Seven Years War - started with the thrashing on the Mohongahela, ended with Minden, Quebec, Plassey, Saintes and so on.

    The hardest for a win, the Great War by a long shot, and about 650,000 and 100,000 Empire British casualties,