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Shortest war in history.

Article about: Hi, Not everyones cup of tea, but the shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes, the Anglo Zanzibar War 27th Aug, 1896, i wish they all lasted that long. not a bad read. Dave.

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    Hi,
    Not everyones cup of tea, but the shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes,
    the Anglo Zanzibar War 27th Aug, 1896, i wish they all lasted that long.
    not a bad read.
    Dave.

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    Crikey, were there any casualties?

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    Hi,
    In thirty eight minutes, i dont think we would have time to think about it, by the time we did it would be over,lol.
    Dave.

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    Quote by sandgroper View Post
    Crikey, were there any casualties?
    501 as I can read in;


    Anglo-Zanzibar War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Amazing stuff, most war documentries go for at least an hour, going by that it would take longer to learn about this conflict than participate in it!

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    Hi Sandgroper & Stuka,
    strange little war wasnt it, i just thought it was interesting, im going to look for another odd one.
    dave.

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    Hey Dave,
    a odd one in deed!
    Didn't knew it , thanks for pointing it out!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I know that no war is comical but to charge Zanzibar for the shells used is typically old military school and government

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    Hi Dave,
    Funny old time wasnt it, not much has changed has it, the government still charge the earth for everything even these days.
    dave.

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    Fascinating little skirmish ! I had not heard of that one

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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