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Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne leading an English
army thru the American wilderness in the heat
of summer wearing wool uniforms. Every foot
had to be chopped out of the woods. Wagons
and artillery pieces had to be dragged by soldiers
some of whom were Germans who had been
sold as an entire army by the Prince of Hesse
to the English. After weeks of hell, ambushed
all the way they were beaten and surrendered
to a colonial militia in 1777. Many of the Germans
Best units should number:
BEF circa 1914 - they could fire 18 aimed rounds a minute with a bolt action (why has that fact stuck with me for 25 years or more?!
The British Marines did a damn fine job in 1982.
Worst decision making should surely include the US Marines in Somalia (aka Black Hawk Down)