World History Moment: The shortest war in recorded history

World History Moment: The shortest war in recorded history
World History Moment: The shortest war in recorded history

World History Moment: The shortest war in recorded history

Today’s World History Moment remembers one of history’s less deadly wars—August 27, 1896, and the Anglo-Zanzibar War. At 38 minutes, it is the shortest war in recorded history. Historian John Schmidt joins us to tell us more. (photo: By Richard Dorsey Mohun (1865-1915) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)