What was the most spectacular victory?


Historum Emeritas
Jan 2007
As this is the European section, I'll nominate Glasgow Celtic, European cup, 1967. :D
Nov 2007
When I was starting this theard I meant battles...
like battle of Klushino
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Klushino"]Battle of Klushino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

or the biggest land batle of XVII ceuntry
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beresteczko"]Battle of Berestechko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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Jul 2006
I would say the German campaigns of 1939-1940.
In nine months they'd taken huge swaths of European territory and occupied:
-and France, a major continental and world power. And if you throw out the "Phoney War" they did it in what? four months? Not a bad feat for an army that was at the time largely un-motorised. Not to mention that the tactics they introduced revolutionized warfare. The Allies won the war copying the same basic principles of combined arms.
Jul 2006
And on another note, while not victories, the numerous stands the BEF made in the face of the German army in 1914 should also be noted, most notably Mons. I mean, that "Contemptible Little Army" made the Kaiser's men earn what they took from them!
Huzzah for SMLE's!!!
Jul 2006
I will say Salamis, Marathon, Arbela, Actium, Zama, Farsalus. Of course there are many more.
But i consider them as spectacular because :
1. From the strategy level of the opponents.
2. The winner had numerical disadvantage (slight or more) from the looser.
3. The results that had outcome from them.
4. And final that they achieved the main goal of a battle : to destroy the enemy army.