Battles of WWII

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In History
  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    When France and Britain refused to give Poland to Hitler, he invaded it after him and Stalin made a pact to split Poland up. The Nazis then attacked Poland and quickly defeated them with a new fighting style called “Blitzkrieg.” This battle showed the power of the German army and Hitler. Sources: notes
  • Battle of Belgium

    Battle of Belgium
    In may of 1941, Germany invaded Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The Allies attempted to keep back the Germans and this battle contained the first tank battle of World War II. Sources: Wikipedia
  • Operation‘Barbarossa’

    Operation‘Barbarossa’
    In mid-1941, Germany decided to invade Russia shortly after their non-aggression pact. They were mostly successful in capturing and killing millions of Russians and it seemed that they were going to take Russia until the Battle of Moscow. Sources: Wikipedia
  • Battle of Moscow

    Battle of Moscow
    From late 1941 to the beginning of 1942, Hitler and the Nazis attempted to invade Moscow as the Russians set up defenses to stop them. The Russians then surrounded the invading German forces and stopped them. Sources: Wikipedia
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was a harbor with multiple battleships stationed there when the Japanese attacked. They bombed the most of the U.S.’ battleships, and killed over 2,00 men. The next day FDR declared U.S. at war with Japan. Sources: notes
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    In 1942, Americans invaded French North Africa which was under the Vichy French who were aligned with the Nazis. Under General Dwight Eisenhower, they led a three pronged attack on Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers. Sources:Wikipedia
  • The Storming of Normandy (D-Day)

    The Storming of Normandy (D-Day)
    In Northwestern France, Allied troops under General Dwight Eisenhower stormed Normandy beach which was defended by Nazis. Thousands of troops arrived by water making it the largest amphibious operation Sources: notes
  • Operation ‘Bagration’

    Operation ‘Bagration’
    In 1944,The Soviets attacked the Army Group Centre in Byelorussia. They defeated 28 out of the 34 Germans Divisions there and made Germany have the biggest defeat in German military history. Sources: Wikipedia
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    After the Allies defeated the Nazis at Normandy, they moved through France, and in the forested area of Ardennes were caught off guard and attacked by Nazis. Many Americans died and the German’s armored forces were severely depleted after the battle. Sources: notes, Wikipedia
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    After the Soviets set up defenses outside of Berlin, they made their way to Berlin. They came in from the North, East, and South and closed in on Berlin. On April 30, 7 days before the battle ended, Hitler committed suicide. Sources: Wikipedia