Old 26th Aug 2003, 19:01
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The Roman emperor Julius Caesar lost many ships when he invaded Britain--he didn't beach them high enough because he hadn't taken tides into account.

another one...

The shortest war on record, between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted just 38 minutes.

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