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Yes. Only five years previous, in 1807, the British fleet burned down Copenhagen. This was a huge loss to civilization because previously to that the King of Denmark had ordered that all the old viking manuscripts in the country be collected together and brought to the capital. So, this huge wealth of history and genealogy was destroyed.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima Meanwhile, the commander of the British Fourteenth Army, Lieutenant General William Slim, belatedly realised (partly from Japanese documents that had been captured at Sangshak) that a whole Japanese division was moving towards Kohima. He and his staff had originally believed that, because of the ...
In the 38 minute Zanzibar war, the British destroyed the Sultan's palace. Does that count?
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