LOL, History. There's also the Battle of Karánsebes in which the Austrians attacked themselves (although that may not happened) Or the time Britain was at war w
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LOL, History

There's also the Battle of Karánsebes in which the Austrians attacked themselves (although that may not happened)

Or the time Britain was at war with Zanzibar for 40 minutes

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if you dbn' t thins history is amusing then ybu' re wrong because
one time 3 different guys declared themselves pope all at once
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funniest thing ever
what abaut that time the Lichtenstein army sent as men to Italy to tight
and came back with 81
what abaut that one mexican president who lasted 45 minutes in notice
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#21 - eddymolly (07/18/2013) [+] (14 replies)
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Every time history posts happen, I always like to post this, information on Jack Churchill:

- Lead commandos in WW2 armed with a longbow, arrows, and a Scottish broadsword.
- Only man to kill someone in WW2 with a Longbow, and probably the first Longbow kill in a war for a couple of hundred years.
- Led a beach charge playing a song on the bagpipes, before grenading the emplacements.
- Was captured and sent to a concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany
- Escaped and tried to walk to Baltic coast.
- Was freed from second concentration camp
- Sent to Burma just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed
- On the end of the war, was quoted saying "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years."
- Starred in a movie "The Thief of Bagdad." after leaving the army
- Became a mercenary in Palestine, then an army instructor in Australia where he learnt to surf
- Retired back to England and became the first man to ride the River Severn’s five-foot tidal bore and did it on his own designed board.
- Also, he used to throw his attaché case out of the train window on his way home because he was throwing his case into his own back garden so he wouldn't have to carry it from the station.
#67 - mattdoggy (07/19/2013) [+] (11 replies)
>The allied forces once bombarded an Alaskan Island for several weeks and landed men to retake the island from the Japanese. After a few days and over 300 deaths, plane crashes, and ships being sunk, they found out that nobody was even there.   
   
>There were a group of soldiers in WW1 who joined the Russians to fight against the Germans. When the Russians declared a cease fire they were left to die via the Germans. The troops found out and decided to flee. They went east along Russian Railroads till they hit the sea, stole boats, sailed them to America. Got on more boats to go to Europe, just so they can fight in the war again. They got there the day the war ended   
   
>When the first Crusade took place, the Western Christians arriving to relieve the warn out Eastern Christians from Muslim attacks were mistaken as an invading army and the gates of Constantinople were closed.    
   
>A Union General during he Civil war rode up to an artillery emplacement and saw his men hiding from people shooting at a thousand yards. He yelled at his men for being cowards and then said "they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist.." when a shot went through his eye and he slumped over dead.   
   
>The last person to die in WW1 was killed because of a fast watch. The cease fire was set for a certain minute, and on that minute he jumped up to great the Germans across from him, when a sniper promptly hit him. The war ended a few seconds later.   
   
>When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union during WW2, Stalin denied the news and had anyone who tried to tell him or take actions against the Germans killed. It took him several weeks to accept the truth.   
   
>When Stalin had a heart attack, the first person to be brave enough to check on him got another person, who got another person, who got another person, etc. It took several hours before his son found out and they finally got a doctor which none of them *cough cough* had thought to do before then   
   
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>The allied forces once bombarded an Alaskan Island for several weeks and landed men to retake the island from the Japanese. After a few days and over 300 deaths, plane crashes, and ships being sunk, they found out that nobody was even there.

>There were a group of soldiers in WW1 who joined the Russians to fight against the Germans. When the Russians declared a cease fire they were left to die via the Germans. The troops found out and decided to flee. They went east along Russian Railroads till they hit the sea, stole boats, sailed them to America. Got on more boats to go to Europe, just so they can fight in the war again. They got there the day the war ended

>When the first Crusade took place, the Western Christians arriving to relieve the warn out Eastern Christians from Muslim attacks were mistaken as an invading army and the gates of Constantinople were closed.

>A Union General during he Civil war rode up to an artillery emplacement and saw his men hiding from people shooting at a thousand yards. He yelled at his men for being cowards and then said "they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist.." when a shot went through his eye and he slumped over dead.

>The last person to die in WW1 was killed because of a fast watch. The cease fire was set for a certain minute, and on that minute he jumped up to great the Germans across from him, when a sniper promptly hit him. The war ended a few seconds later.

>When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union during WW2, Stalin denied the news and had anyone who tried to tell him or take actions against the Germans killed. It took him several weeks to accept the truth.

>When Stalin had a heart attack, the first person to be brave enough to check on him got another person, who got another person, who got another person, etc. It took several hours before his son found out and they finally got a doctor which none of them *cough cough* had thought to do before then

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#1 - mr skeltal (07/18/2013) [+] (15 replies)
Or when the Prusian army accidentally attacked itself and lost over 10.000 men.

Or when the Allied forces invaded a small island, and lost 300men aswell as a Destroyer. Only to find out the Japanse abandoned the island more then a week earlier.

Or when Emperor Caligula declared war on the god of the sea, Poseidon. He had his troops stab the sea for a few days then swaggered of, declaring total victory.

History is hilarious.
#29 - camblea (07/19/2013) [+] (19 replies)
User avatar #75 to #29 - longlivemongo (07/19/2013) [-]
Not sure where you're getting your information but the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France intended to symbolize American freedom and to welcome immigrants to the country that would take anyone. It had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with slavery or the abolishment of slavery. She is the artists literal vision of liberty.
#10 - pappathethird (07/18/2013) [-]
Somehow that "then you're wrong" made me chuckle
Somehow that "then you're wrong" made me chuckle
User avatar #137 - AeroChic (07/19/2013) [-]
My personal favorite is the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Everything that could've gone wrong, went wrong, but they still managed to kill the guy. Here's the story:
-Franz is in a parade
-Assassins line up along path; one guy goes to the wrong spot, not on the parade path
-1st guy chickens out
-2nd guy chickens out
-3rd guy throws a grenade at Franz's car. It took too long to go off, and bounces off the car.
-Grenade guy tries to kill himself with cyanide, he pukes it up, so he jumps in water to kill himself instead, but it's a shallow pool of water. Dumbass.
-The next two guys don't do their job for whatever reason
-Franz says, hey let's visit those people who actually got hit by the grenade from Grenade guy.
-Take a turn off the path
-The guy who was at the wrong spot shoots him
And that's how WWI began.
#118 - lozarus ONLINE (07/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
If you think Jack churchill is awesome, then you havent heard about Adrian Carton de Wiart.

He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived a plane crash; tunnelled out of a POW camp; and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. He later wrote that "Frankly I had enjoyed the war... and why do people want peace if the war is so much fun" when describing his service in the First World War.

He even got shot more times than it says there. Lost an eye, a hand and bit of an ear.
#60 - mr skeltal (07/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Or when the u.s. surrounded that dictator in panama in the 70's in a church. He tried to claim sanctuary so we surrounded the church with speakers and blasted "panama" by van halen for three days until he came out
#117 - thesinful (07/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The shortest known war in history is the Anglo-Zanzibar war, which occurred on August 27, 1896. After the old Sultan died, the new Sultan of the island claimed the throne without asking the British for permission first. They demanded he step down, and when he refused, the Royal Navy started firing on his palace just after 9 AM. 38 minutes later the war was over, and that same afternoon the British installed a new, more cooperative Sultan on the throne. Zanzibar's casualties totaled 500 soldiers killed or wounded and three boats sunk; the only British casualty was one injured sailor, who later recovered.
User avatar #83 - hurleyy (07/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
One time an Emperor declared war on poseidon. He gathered his troops, when to the beach, and ordered his soldiers to attack. They stabbed the water for i believer 3 day(maybe hours i dunno), and the emperor declared victory.

Thats why none of you have ever seen poseidon
#131 - BigDoktor (07/19/2013) [-]
"what about that time the Lichtenstein army sent 80 men to Italy to tight
and came back with 81"
User avatar #105 - mrgoodlove (07/19/2013) [-]
What about the time Caligula declared war on Poseidon and has his soldiers march up to the sea and throw spears at the water?
User avatar #8 - bothemastaofall (07/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
This one time, the Grand Dragon of the KKK had complete control of Illonis, but lost it when he "chewed" a secretary to death.
User avatar #87 - darthacerbus (07/19/2013) [-]
>Great Emu War
>Emperor of the United States
User avatar #73 - atmartins (07/19/2013) [+] (3 replies)
In portugal we had a king who reigned for 20 something minutes, there was a revolution, and the old king was killed, and then a new king appointed, then that new king was assassinated right after being crowned
#110 - mr skeltal (07/19/2013) [-]
Everything that has ever been amusing technically happened in history.
User avatar #103 - wolfmango (07/19/2013) [-]
Im not sure where but when the americans stormed part of italy in ww2 they found the area completly abandoned. In the process of moving on an italian american soldier heard a phone rining and answered in italian and then denied that there were americans in the area preventing conflict. All in all the only person injured that day was a man who got bit by a donkey after trying to pet it
#102 - blanketandpillow (07/19/2013) [-]
A Roman emperor named Caligula once tried to conquer the sea, so he had his troops gather seashells to prove his victory. When he got back to Rome, he was pissed that there was no party to celebrate his victory like their normally is for a conquest, so he waited outside the city walls until the party began. He would often dress up as gods and demigods to attend political parties, and didn't answer to his name, but only too the god he was potraying. He tried to put his horse into office, and I believe he eventually manage to make him a priest.


If it weren't for the whole murdering random civilans because he was bored, Caligula would have been a pretty cool buddy to hang around with
User avatar #53 - foelkera (07/19/2013) [-]
Or that time the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men
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