Important Battles of World War II

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  • Siege of North Africa

    Siege of North Africa
    The battle for control of North Africa began in October 1935, when Italy invaded Ethiopia from its colony Italian Somaliland. Benito Mussolini wants to return Italy to its rightful place of ancient Rome as an Empire.
  • HItler invades Poland

    HItler invades Poland
    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Polish army was defeated ina couple weeks of the invasion. German units, with more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish defenses along the border.
  • Battle of the Atlantic

    Battle of the Atlantic
    The Battle of the Atlantic was U-boats and other ships of the German Navy. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, going from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain is the name given to the World War II war waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during 1940. The objective of the attack was to gain air control over the Royal Air Force.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II in 1941.Over 4.5 million troops of the enemy invaded the Russia along a 1,800 mi front, the largest in the history of warfare.
  • Siege of Leningrad

    Siege of Leningrad
    The Siege of Leningrad was a failed operation by german. It was one of the longest and most destructive battles in history and one of the most costly in terms of casualties.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by Im Japan against the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. This attack was meant to make sure that the U.S would not interfere with japans actions in the pacific.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea the United States defeated an attack against Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on Japan.
  • Battle of El Alamein (First Battle)

    Battle of El Alamein (First Battle)
    The First Battle of El Alamein was a battle fought between Germany and Italy against great britain. The battle stopped the advance by the Axis forces into Egypt, El Alamein
  • Guadalcanal Campaign

    Guadalcanal Campaign
    The Guadalcanal campaign was an amazing win against the japanese forces. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II. It marked the turning point of the war when russian forces push them back. It is most known for both sides non care for civilians and brutal warfare.
  • Battle of Milne Bay

    The Battle of Milne Bay, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Japanese soldiers attacked Milne bay in australia and were eventually pushed back.
  • Batlle of El Alamein (Second Battle)

    Batlle of El Alamein (Second Battle)
    The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point of the War.The Allied victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign. It ended the enemies hopes in occupying egypt.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started on 8 November 1942.
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    The Battle of Kursk took place when German and Russian forces attacked each other on the Eastern Front in the city of Kursk in the Soviet Union. It remains both the largest series of armored clashes, and the costliest single day of air attacks in history. It was the final offensive the Germans were able to do in the east.
  • Normandy (including D-Day)

    Normandy (including D-Day)
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy with 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French troops.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II. It was fought in waters near the Philippines between combined US and Australian forces and Japan.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive launched toward the end of World War II. For the Americans, with 840,000 men and 89,000 casualties, the Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle that they fought.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from Japan. It is famous for the Raising of the American flag in the picture to the left.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa, was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The amaericans planned to use this island to attack the mainland of japan.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    The Battle of Berlin, was the final battle for Hitlers Germany, The nazis had there last stand against the russian army and were soon defeated and berlin was taken by Russian forces.
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    Major battles of World War II