Here are the most mismatched battles in history:
1) Iraq War Invasion
March 20 2003
Coalition Forces Vs. Iraqi Army
265 thousand – 1,119,000
196 – 13,000
Although largely unpopular today the Iraq war invasion was supported by a majority of Americans at the time.
2) Anglo-Zanzibar War
August 26 1896
United Kingdom Vs. Zanzibar
1,050 – 2,800
1 (wounded) – 500 (wounded or killed)
The conflict lasted slightly more than one half an hour.
3) Battle of Saragarhi
September 12 1897
British Empire Vs. Pashtuns (Afghans)
21 – 10,000
21 (killed) – 180+ (killed) wounded unknown
The British had exceptional military superiority and the Pahtuns were quickly dispatched.
4) Battle of Longewala
December 4, 1971
India Vs. Pakistan
121 – 2,000
2 (killed) – 200 (killed)
With the use of military aircraft, called Hawk hunters, the Indian army was able to destroy numerous vehicles and tanks and lay waste to the Pakistan army vehicles from the safety of the sky.
5) Battle of Cajamarca
November 16 1532
Spanish Empire Vs. Inca Empire
106 – between 3,000 and 8,000
5 (killed) – 2,000 (killed)
A mostly unarmed Incan empire was little trouble for a small group of Spanish conquistadors. Despite being grossly outnumbered, the conquistadors decimated the army, leaving a death toll in the thousands. The remaining Incans were taken prisoner.
Which mismatched military battles do you think are missing from this list? Comment below.