Friday, March 22, 2024

Question: What was the shortest war in history?

Answer: The little-known Anglo-Zanzibar Was of 1896 is generally considered the shortest war ever, lasting for about 38 minutes. Britain considered Zanzibar a protectorate and when a new Sultan took power in a coup, the British gave an ultimatum: Surrender or face war. On Aug. 26 at 9:02 a.m. British warships opened fire, destroying the wooden palace immediately. By 9:40 the war was over.