Poland, Festung Breslau, Car Trunk: In the rear with the gear, tip: Never Forget Poland
"Greatests" Military Blunders
All greates losses consequential not from strenght or actions of opfor but from irrational, insane, unlucky, unready, impetuous, quarrelsome, foolhardy, and cowardly commanders or other fellow reasons.
From small in amount or old in date to bigest & newest.
Please, try to cover yours country history if you can.
Starting to search for myself
Strange, can't recall any blunder with Poland involved in
USA:: Operation EAGLE CLAW::1980 http://www.specwarnet.com/miscinfo/eagleclaw.htm
Still serching for polish blunder, polish memebers help wanted
in Britain channel 4 books publishes a book by geoffrey regan with this exact title. Interesting read... For my part I think the greatest military blunder which (thankfully) didn't happen, was Gen. Wesley Clark deciding to seize Pristina airport from the Russians in Kosovo. thankfully Gen. Jackson told Clark to get stuffed. Maybe it was more of a political blunder though...
yepper...but at the time, that wasnt the objective- had we known it would bite us in the ass 11 years later, im sure we would have.
As for Operation Eagle Claw, things got very messy, but had they pulled it off, it probably would have been one of the GREATEST military operations in history, at least the greatest hostage rescue mission... It was a great plan, unfortunately it failed because of technical troubles that probably could have been avoided. Thankfully we have learned from that, and have improved the RH-53 to the MH-53J.