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


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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Is Dunkirk considered a battle? The Germans didn't fight much. The Luftwaffe made some attacks but that's about it. The Germans basically stood and watch the British evacuate their army. Then they went in to mop up what was left.

Pearl Harbor was an incomplete Japanese victory. They did not attack the dry docks, the fleet oil reserve, the submarine docks and the carriers weren't there. Really needed that third strike. But it was defiantly NOT an American victory.

All but two of the Battleships were eventually repaired and joined the fleet. Everyone knew by then that Aircraft Carriers where the main capital ships.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Thermopylae
35
18%
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other (explain)
2
1%
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Bunker Hill
10
5%
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Tet Offensive
29
15%
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Dunkirk 1940
16
8%
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Isandhlwana
14
7%
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the Alamo
35
18%
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Pearl Harbor
55
28%
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no opinion
3
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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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 previous poll.