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Have there ever been episodes of mountain warfare in which one side crushed the other?
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>>282253
Does Dien Bien Phu count?

>hey lets build a fort in a valley, no one will think of setting up in the hills to bombard us
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>>282253

This pretty good example. 9 French guys in a bunker with couple machine guns held 6000 Italians for ten days, until armistice was signed. English wikipedia article deleted... due to whining Italians.
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>>282255
>hey lets build a fort in a bottleneck pass to block the flow of troops and supplies
>no one will think of disassembling artillery and hauling it through miles of treacherous mountain jungle piece by piece so they can bombard us.
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>>282355
>English wikipedia article deleted... due to whining Italians.
Proofs?
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>>282355
Sounds like utter bullshit
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The mongols shitting on the Assassin's in Alamut might count.
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>>282253
>episodes of mountain warfare in which one side crushed the other?

Do you mean metaphorically or like literally with an avalanche or something?
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>>282394
>>282411
Well, it's still on the French wiki, but not the English one. It got deleted for SOME reason, and considering what else they have on there, getting an actual WW2 battle deleted would have taken someone with a grudge against that battle.
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>>282253

There were skirmishes in the Caucasus during WW2. Soviets used lend leased tanks arrived from the Caspian Sea through Iran and NKVD squads against Austrian mountaineers. Pretty awesome t b h
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>>282426
>being on wikipedia makes it real
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>>282411
Considering how incompetent and unmotivated Italian troops were, it's hardly surprising.
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>>282456
>Kaufmann, J.E. and Kaufmann, H.W. Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War II, Stackpole Books, 2006. ISBN 0-275-98345-5
>Mary, Jean-Yves; Hohnadel, Alain; Sicard, Jacques. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, Tome 5. Paris, Histoire & Collections, 2009. ISBN 978-2-35250-127-5

No, actually happening makes it real. The pages on the Alpine Maginot Line and the Italian Invasion mention the fort and how it held up the Italian advance; just the specific page about the battle is missing.
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>>282253
The battle of Caporetto would count. German and Austro-Hungarian armies smashed through Italian lines.

Cardona has to be one of the biggest douchebags to have ever existed.
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>>282253
Qing dynasty China absolutely fucked the Nepalis
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>>282496
I can believe a fort holding up people, I can't believe 9 guys doing it
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>>282253
India got btfo in the Himalayas by China in the Sino-Indian War
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The Battle of Sarikamish
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The Winter War
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>>283133
>winter war
>mountains
retard
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Battle of Caporetto, last battle of Isonzo front, WW1
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>>282355
>>282411
>>282394
Nothing has been deleted, you mongs
The English wiki simply doesnt have its own page for it


There it is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_invasion_of_France#First_Army
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>>282720
the reverse happened in 1967.
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>>282253

Guo Ziyi's campaign against the Tibetans.
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Does Hannibal on the Alps count?

It wasn't a battle per se but it was a very prudent use of topography and geography.
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>>282255
Hey let's build a base in the middle of a box canyon, because the enemy has a base on the other side of a box canyon
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>>283749
ayyy
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>>282683
If the fort is holding the only pass through some mountains, nine men could easily do it. If the enemy doesn't have the tools to crack them, prepared fortifications are some of the biggest force multipliers you can have.
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>>283727
>prudent

lol no
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