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Old 10-05-2005, 04:42 AM
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Default Greatest Victory Against The Odds

Which do you reckon would qualify? Would it be The Battle of Britain? Or the Germans taking Crete? Or the Afghans versus the British/Russian/US/Pretty much anybody stupid enough to invade?
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:17 AM
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Which do you reckon would qualify? Would it be The Battle of Britain? Or the Germans taking Crete? Or the Afghans versus the British/Russian/US/Pretty much anybody stupid enough to invade?

im likin that one cause agianst all odds as you said they did it
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:25 AM
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That wasn't the literal choices, just examples - I wanted to know what others thought was the greatest military victory against seemingly overwhelming odds...
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:34 PM
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I would say the Greek defense of the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians.
More info at: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae[/url]
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:37 PM
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yeah that was one great victory against the persians

gibralter was quite a good stand and pork chop hill
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:49 PM
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I would say the Greek defense of the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians.
More info at: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae[/url]

I'd say that takes the cake the Greeks had 300 men, the Persians about 1,000,000 men, but the Greeks defeated them anyway
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:43 PM
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I would say the Greek defense of the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians.
More info at: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae[/url]
o that battle was the ****, simply the ****
another "against all odds" victory wud be the first battle of the american civil war, the south kicked the yankees ***. Even spectators came to the battle (cant remeber the battles name is called) thinking it wud be a complete massacre and the north wud go home victorious.
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The Battle of Banochburn.

William Wallace led a rag tag mob of Scottish rebels to victory against a full on English Army, armed with nothing but 9 irons and a copy of Golfers weekly!

...sorry ive been dwrinkin'.

seriously though they were like outnumbered 5-1 with no armour,no cavalry and they were wearing skirts for fook sake,but they slaughtered them.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:40 AM
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The Greeks didn't win that battle - they lost.. quite badly, after some little treasonous gimp showed the Persians a way through the hills to attack the Spartan lines from the rear. The persians ended up losing that war the same way as many that followed - they overstreached their supply lines which left them open to the Atheanian navy which had formed after they had fled their city state - this allowed the other city states to steady themselves and form a cohesive fighting force which was lacking before.

Of course, this didn't last long and the Pellopenisian War broke out which tore "greece" apart shortly after - and sealed the fate of the collapse of Sparta.

If you meant it was a victory in the sense they acheived their aim and performed one of the great holding actions of history - then fine

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:10 AM
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I've been thinking about the question and have decided the the Battle of Britain was indeed, the 'greatest' battle against the odds, simply because the outcome changed the course of world history.
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