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10 BIGGEST MILITARY SCREW UPS in History!

Jan 02, 2022
- There have been many things that the

military

has done that have been considered mistakes in the past, but some were bigger than others. Militaries and armies are only successful if their intelligence matches their power, but unfortunately, some militaries have made huge mistakes in the past that were embarrassing or in some cases actually caused them to lose a war. So today we are going to look at exactly what were the

biggest

mistakes made by the

military

and what caused them. So let's get down to business. These are the 10

biggest

military mistakes in

history

. Number one is Franz Ferdinand's driver.
10 biggest military screw ups in history
Did you know that World War I could have been prevented? Well, that's what some experts believe anyway, as many historians claim that the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia was what really started it all. On June 28, 1914, before the assassination of Fernando took place, there was a previous assassination attempt in which the driver of the car in which the duke was traveling managed to dodge a bomb. The duke later asked to go to the hospital and visit those who were not lucky enough to avoid the explosion, but the same driver made a wrong turn.
10 biggest military screw ups in history

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Instead of going to the hospital, he drove the car right into the path of 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip, one of the six original killers. The marksman took advantage of this and shot both the duke and duchess, killing them both. Yes, that's right, one wrong turn may have started one of the deadliest wars of all time. I'm not sure if the driver survived, but he may not want to put that on his resume. It's a bit embarrassing. Number two is the fall of Constantinople. From 1261 to 1453, the city of Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Roman Empire. Named after Emperor Constantine the Great, the city was the largest and richest city in Europe for many years.
10 biggest military screw ups in history
Well, that predated the mother of all mistakes that led to its downfall. From April 6, 1453 to May 29, 1453, the Ottoman Empire, under the command of the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, laid siege to the capital, but because of the high walls and secure entrances, the Turks had little chance of taking over the city. The Byzantines inside the city were fewer in number, but at least they were safe behind the walls. Or at least they would have been if they hadn't forgotten to lock one of the front doors. John, did you close the door? I'm at lunch, I'll do it later.
10 biggest military screw ups in history
The Turks eventually discovered the open gate, and the armies flooded into the city, preparing to take it. And they did, proudly raising their flag and taking control of Constantinople while the Byzantines were left to ponder their mistake. Look kids, always close the door behind you. Number three is the German submarine U-1206. When the first submarine was built, many people asked the important question, how do I poop? Well, in 1945, the builders of the German Sub U-1206 thought they had found the answer, a perfect toilet flushing system, which used high-pressure valves to allow it to flush even when underwater.
The only problem with this is that it was so complicated that supervision was needed when operating the mechanism. Sir, I pooped, I'm ready for the blushes. But, being a proud man, Captain Carl Adolf Shlit refused supervision and flushed after doing the business on him. It was then that the disaster occurred, and the toilet failed, and the sea water from the Atlantic began to rush rapidly towards the submarine. When the water hit the batteries, which for some reason were located right under the toilet, a large amount of chlorine gas was released. That's when they had problems. At this point, Shlit could do nothing more than order the submarine to surface, leaving them 10 miles off the British coast.
They were then immediately spotted by an English aircraft and the submarine was bombed, with all surviving crew members being captured. Well, that's some destructive poop. Number four is the Bay of Pigs invasion. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and the Central Intelligence Agency organized a secret military operation to invade Cuba and overthrow the infamous Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Forming the 2506 brigade, a paramilitary group made up of Cuban exiles and others who were against the Cuban leader were trained to become the force that would change everything. On April 17, 1961, the mission was launched from Guatemala and Nicaragua, but in just three days the entire 2506 brigade was defeated at the hands of Castro's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba.
America's mistake? The Cuban units they sent were not prepared for the mission and their plan fell apart almost immediately. Man, like I have a gun, but what are we doing? It was this failure that later led to the Cuban Missile Crisis the following year. If you're going to pull a Trojan horse, make sure your party is ready for the fight. This was like getting a bunch of six month old puppies together and telling them to jump on that big Doberman who's saving up all the treats, oopsies. Number five is General Wallace. Anyone can make a mistake, but it takes someone special to lose a 25,000 man battlefield.
That special someone was General Lew Wallace, an American lawyer and Union major general in the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. During the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862, General Grant ordered him to lead his men to the battlefield as support for the right flank, but his knowledge of geography was not exactly great. Without a map, he led more than 5,800 men who marched for hours in the wrong direction. The Confederates advanced so far that by the time Wallace's army reached the battlefield, they had already moved through Union territory. This was an excellent opportunity to outflank the enemy and launch a surprise attack from behind, but, controversially, as they closed in on the rear of the Confederates, who were already firing on Grant's men, Wallace ordered his men to fall back. and go to the location they were initially ordered to go by Grant.
Okay, everyone, we're going to play a great game of going back to where we came from. Let's do some exercise. Many hours later, they finally reached Grant's position, only to find that they had been defeated with thousands of lives lost and an angry Grant. Number six is ​​the island of Kiska. On June 6, 1942, Japanese forces invaded Kiska, an island in US territory off the coast of Alaska. Although the supply and maintenance was more of a hassle than it was really worth, the moral impact the invasion had on the American people was enormous, and naturally the US needed to take it back.
Bombarding beaches, destroying garrisons, and using 35,000 men, the army destroyed everything it could find, and in the end, successfully seized the island, suffering only 122 casualties. But something was wrong because once they were successful, they realized that none of the corpses they found belonged to the Japanese. In fact, what they didn't know was that the Japanese had abandoned the island two weeks before. So you are probably thinking, but wait a minute, the army suffered more than 100 casualties and there was no enemy counterattacking? Apart from friendly fire that killed 24 soldiers and a stray mine, which destroyed a ship, apparently 47 soldiers simply disappeared into the jungle.
That's right, they successfully defeated themselves. Pick your battles, folks. Choose your battles. Number seven is the Battle of Solway Moss. This event proves that numbers don't really matter if no one is in charge. On November 24, 1542, after James V, King of Scotland, had refused to secede from the Roman Catholic Church, his uncle, King Henry VIII of England, sent some 3,000 men to plunder and destroy the land of Solway. Moss, near the river Esk. The Scots obviously intended to counter-attack, using almost 18,000 troops to organize a defense and clearly outnumbering the British six to one. However, the unofficial Scottish commander, Robert Maxwell, was ill.
So sick, in fact, that he couldn't give orders, walking away from it all without ever appointing someone else to take his place. I don't know how much you know about armies, but that's never good. When the British finally arrived, the Scots stood there, confused that they did not have a single order to act. They come with weapons. They come with weapons! what do we do? Some of the soldiers just fled, while others watched without charging or defending themselves at all. Only a few fought but of course to no avail. In the end, the small British army captured 1,200 prisoners out of the army's 18,000 soldiers.
Number eight is Fort Michilimackinac. All is fair in sports and war. In 1761, when the British seized Fort Michilimackinac, present-day Michigan, they found themselves alongside the Ojibwa tribe. For months, they lived in peace, watching as members of the tribe began to play a game called Begadwe, which was a precursor to the sport we know today as lacrosse. Now they played this game near the entrance to the fort, but what the British soldiers did not know was that the Ojibwa people despised them. At first, the games were watched behind the walls, until the soldiers began to feel more comfortable with the Ojibwa people and began to enjoy the games in the open air, next to the game area.
They even made bets against the savages. Then, in 1763, a ball accidentally flew over the walls of the fort. The soldiers left the gates open, allowing the teams to pass through, albeit made up of warriors. Once inside the walls, the Ojibwa suddenly attacked. Almost instantly, they took control of the fort, killing almost all of the soldiers, and holding the fort for an entire year. Damn kids, see one more time, always close the door behind you! Mommy telling you what's best baby. Number nine is the USS William D. Porter. When you consider all the accidents, the mistakes that this ship and her crew suffered, it's a miracle that it survived this long.
In 1943, when leaving port, the crew of the USS William D. Porter forgot to weigh anchor. She ended up scraping the sides of a sister ship, doing a lot of damage. Then, just 24 hours later, a depth charge accidentally fell from the deck and exploded near the Iowa, a ship President Roosevelt was on. Wow, great that you got over those mistakes, Matt. Yeah, I'm not done. Then, while firing dummy torpedoes for tests, a real one was actually launched directly at the same ship. Now, fortunately, the Iowa was warned in time and evaded it, forgiving the president once again.
Of course, this ship ultimately helped bring about her own undoing when, on June 10, 1945, she shot down a Japanese kamikaze plane. The porter managed to evade the falling aircraft, only for it to explode below them. The force of the explosion lifted the ship out of the water momentarily, and after 12 minutes, she sank. And incredibly, out of all of that, no lives were lost. Don't put all the suckers in one boat. They have bombs. They are going to do stupid things. And number ten is Operation Barbarossa. Adolf Hitler was a greedy man, and if you're looking for proof, look no further than when he tried to invade Russia in 1941.
Although Germany and Russia had signed a nonaggressive political, economic, and economic pact, in August 1939, just two years earlier, the senior German commander and Hitler himself decided, yes, let's invade Russia anyway. They launched a force of over 4 million soldiers, the largest military invasion force in the

history

of warfare. However, no matter how many men your army has, you need to know your terrain and the conditions in which you will march. Yes, the problem was that Hitler didn't investigate, and when he arrived in the winter of 1941, his forces ran into a wall of ice. The snow and ice not only slowed down the troops, but their weapons and equipment froze and became unusable.
However, the Russians were used to the harsh temperatures and fought back, driving off much of the German army. Interestingly, Napoleon Bonaparte made the exact same mistake over a century earlier with his army in 1812. In mother Russia, the land invades you. Those were the 10 biggest military mistakes in history. But I want to hear from you, was there another mistake made by an army that deserves to be on this list? Leave your answer below, because I will read them and I will pin the best comment at the top. Don't forget I have good news for you babies. Starting Monday, January 30th, I will start a new upload schedule of daily uploads, Monday through Friday at exactly 3 p.m. m., Eastern Standard Time.
Yeah, that means every weekday at exactly 3 PM Eastern Standard Time you can look forward to a new video from me. I hope you're as excited as I am, and I'll see you in just a couple of days with the new schedule. Bye!

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