Most humiliating military defeat in history.

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The battle of the Wabash in the Northwest Indian War, 1791. Also known as St. Clair's Defeat. A confederacy of Great Lakes and Ohio Country Indians utterly whipped and practically destroyed most of the United States Army. The worst whipping the United States took from Indians and probably from anyone.
 
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How about the Battle of Maldon? The Anglo-Saxon Bryhtnoth--confident of victory--allowed Viking invaders to cross to high ground. The Anglo-Saxons were then slaughtered.
 
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Agincourt (1415) was an extremely humiliating defeat for the French at the hands of the English, no?
Yep. The majority of French people believed it was punishment from God for their sinful ways (specifically descending into civil war and not taking the English threat seriously enough), and it highlighted the massive incompetence of the French government and military. Some French people even thought that Henry V had more of a right to rule France than anyone else, based on his character and competence. The defeat was so humiliating and complete that a few people high up in the government didn't dare show their faces in Paris for fear of the mob's reaction.
 
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Can Battle of Blood River be one of them?
Battle of Blood River - Wikipedia

It was the classic cold weapon (minus horses) vs firearms (not the repeating type YET); then, the result was embarrassing for the Zulus for sure.
 
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The battle of the Wabash in the Northwest Indian War, 1791. Also known as St. Clair's Defeat. A confederacy of Great Lakes and Ohio Country Indians utterly whipped and practically destroyed most of the United States Army. The worst whipping the United States took from Indians and probably from anyone.
The battle of the Wabash in the Northwest Indian War, 1791. Also known as St. Clair's Defeat. A confederacy of Great Lakes and Ohio Country Indians utterly whipped and practically destroyed most of the United States Army. The worst whipping the United States took from Indians and probably from anyone.
It must have been worse than the battle of little Bighorn.
 
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France and latter the U.S.A. with the Vietnamese

Anyone who has tried to fight with Afghan guerillas
 

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It must have been worse than the battle of little Bighorn.
Far worse. Over 600 American soldiers killed, about 260 were killed with Custer. And at the Wabash there were probably more soldiers than Indians if you count the militia, many of whom hightailed it, leaving the regulars to stand, fight and die.
 

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Yep. The majority of French people believed it was punishment from God for their sinful ways (specifically descending into civil war and not taking the English threat seriously enough), and it highlighted the massive incompetence of the French government and military. Some French people even thought that Henry V had more of a right to rule France than anyone else, based on his character and competence. The defeat was so humiliating and complete that a few people high up in the government didn't dare show their faces in Paris for fear of the mob's reaction.
Yeah, that makes sense. Interestingly enough, had Henry V lived, he might have been able to sufficiently follow up on his victory at Agincourt to conquer all of France. Of course, he died young and then Joan of Arc showed up and things began to go downhill for England in France.