Anglo-Zanzibar War

Anglo-Zanzibar War

Anglo-Zanzibar War was the shortest war fought in history. It was fought between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar in 1896 and lasted 38 to 45 minutes. At 09.02 British ships started a bombardment of the sultan's palace which ended at 09.40. 500 Zanzibaris were killed, but only one British sailor was injured.

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