Someone searched the term, “Unsuccessful Battles” here in Thomo’s Hole, obviously thinking that my somewhat cracked and warped view of the world would be such that I must have something here for that.
Well, I guess I should point out that all battles are unsuccessful for at least one of the participants so really, every battle ever fought is an unsuccessful battle. 🙂
Now perhaps the searcher was looking for something along the lines of “battles where the side that should have won an overwhelming victory instead lost”? That is an easier question to answer and one that I may look at for future pieces in Thomo’s Hole here. One that comes straight to mind is Rorke’s Drift were 100 and something Welsh troops held off over 5000 Zulus. For the Zulu, that was certainly an unsuccessful battle.