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POLL: Lost the Battle, But Won the War? (Round 1)


850 votes were cast by total voters.


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Deucey writes:

The Japanese didn't suffer any significant losses at Pearl Harbor. So it really doesn't belong on this list.

If it does, then so does Operation Barbarossa, and for that matter anyone who threw the first punch in a losing battle.

I still think people don't understand the question.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Benedict Arnold at Valcour Island
19
2%
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Greene in the South
37
4%
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the Alamo
112
13%
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Jutland
22
3%
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Thermopylae
87
10%
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Battle of the Bulge
20
2%
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Tet Offensive
55
6%
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Isandhlwana
67
8%
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Wake Island
22
3%
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Battle of the Big Hole in the Nez Pierce War
3
0%
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Pearl Harbor
102
12%
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Hundred Years War
19
2%
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War of the Spanish Succession
6
1%
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Coral Sea
20
2%
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Heraclea and Asculum
10
1%
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Bunker Hill
46
5%
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War on Terror
1
0%
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Winter War
11
1%
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Easter Rising 1916
15
2%
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First Battle of Savo Island
11
1%
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2nd Punic War
26
3%
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Borodino
37
4%
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Gazala 1942
7
1%
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Battle of the Capes
1
0%
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Dunkirk 1940
84
10%
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other (explain)
2
0%
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no opinion
8
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP muses:

I am thinking in terms of the results of a lost battle being so favorable to the loser, that it helped to win the war. My two favorites are from the American Revolution.

The first has to be Benedict Arnold at Valcour Island. The mere fact that a battle was fought delayed the British so they could not early do what Burgoyne failed to do a year later.

The second is the career of Greene in the South. His campaign won the war in the South, although he did not win a single batle.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.