Even though World War 2 ended decades ago, we sometimes have to look back in history and see what mistakes were made, what decisions were chosen. It’s easy to say some of those choices were wrong, since we now know both sides of the story. However, back then, the commanders and troops relied only on estimated guesses and intelligence services to figure out their opponents’ next move. Let’s check out the most memorable mistakes the Allied Forces made during the Second World War and see what lessons can be learned from the past.
20. Underestimating the Enemy
The first mistake you must avoid when you’re fighting against someone is to never underestimate the enemy. Americans didn’t think the Japanese would be a reason to worry about and look at Pearl Harbor. Moreover, the press wrote about the Japanese that they were technologically backward, inept and “funny” people.
Next, the German Blitz and the inability to anticipate it.