9 Famous Military Tactics That Went Down In History As Utterly Genius

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8. The Brits utilized the ‘helpless decoy’ tactic.

While sneaky as can be, the English attached a briefcase to a ‘British Royal Marine’ with the label ‘secret allied intelligence.’ Seeing the man left on the Spanish beach behind them, the Germans turned around to discover his hidden secrets. In actuality, the ‘soldier’ was an English homeless man that’d committed suicide. As for the briefcase? Empty.

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9. A Norwegian Viking faked his death.

Possibly one of the best and most military tactics of all time, Norwegian King Harold Hardrada played dead after an unsuccessful siege. Dressed in his battle armor, his majesty played along while enemy soldiers placed him in a wooden coffin to be delivered to his troops. Wheeled out to the city limits, the Scandinavian leaped from the pine box and rushed to the enemy gates … his valiant and devoted army was waiting just outside.

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