WW2 Battles

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  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    The countries involved are Poland, Germany, The Soviet Union, and The Slovak Republic. The battle took place in Poland and Eastern Germany. The countries who won were the axis powers (Germany and The USSR). This was important because it initiated WW2 in Europe.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The countries involved were the U.K., Canada, Germany, and Italy. This battle took place in Britains airspace. The U.K. won this battle. This battle is important because it was the Germany’s first major defeat. This was a major turning point for WW2.
  • Operation ‘Barbarossa’

    Operation ‘Barbarossa’
    The countries involved were The Soviet Union and the axis powers. It was located in Eastern Europe, and the axis powers failed to invade the USSR. This operation was important because Germany’s loss led to they’re armed forces to be negatively affected. It also led to increased tension between the allied and axis powers.
  • Battle of Moscow

    Battle of Moscow
    The countries involved were Germany and the USSR. The battle was fought in Moscow, and ended with Russia’s victory. This is important because it was a battle over Russia’s capital, which could’ve led to Hitler taking over Russia. It also ended the operation of Barbarossa.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The countries involved were the U.S. and Japan. The attack was located at the Pearl Harbor, where most of our naval ships and carriers were. Japans attack was successful at being a surprise, however failed at their mission of bombing our carriers. This attack is important because it prompted the US to declare war on the axis powers. It also depressed our naval forces.
  • Battle of Wake Island

    Battle of Wake Island
    The countries involved were the US and Japan. The battle was located at Wake Island, and led to a Japanese Victory. This is important because it led to the surrender of Wake Island. Wake Island was in the process of becoming a base for Americas submarines and air forces.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Battle of the Coral Sea
    The countries involved were Australia, America, and Japan. The battle took place in the Coral Sea, and after the battle, both America and Japan declared their victories. Japan won in the case that they destroyed a lot of the U.S’s important ships and carriers, however America won in the case that Japan didn’t achieve their objective. This is important because it was the first battle to fight with air and naval forces, and the first time Japan’s goal was not met in the Pacific.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The countries involved were Japan and The US. The battle was at The Midway Islands, and led to an American victory. This is important because it was a turning point for the war between Japan and America. This was because before this battle, Japan had been successfully taking many Pacific Islands, but now, they are realizing that they have a powerful competitor.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    The countries involved in this battle were America, The UK, Canada, and Germany. It took place in Normandy, France, and led to an Allied victory. This battle is important because it was the first battle that Germany lost on their soil. It also highlighted the potential of Americas manufacturing, and forced Germany to start retreating towards Paris.
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Battle of Leyte Gulf
    The countries involved were Australia, the US, and Japan. The battle was located in the Leyte Gulf, Philippines, which led to an allied victory. This battle was important because it was the largest naval battle of WW2. Also, the allies obtaining the Leyte Gulf of course led to their loss of the Philippines, which then cut Japan off from the countries that they obtained in Southeast Asia, leaving Japan without some of their resource suppliers.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The countries involved were the allied powers, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. This battle was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg and led to an allied victory. This battle is important because this is the last major attack Germany will host on the western front during WW2. It was also the largest battle that the U.S had to fight in WW2.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The countries involved were Japan and the US. The battle took place in Iwo Jima, and ended with an American victory. This was important because it was the fiercest and bloodiest fight of the Pacific War. Also, obtaining Iwo Jima, The US had the perfect spot for planes to land and take off with bombs to attack Japan.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The countries involved were Japan and the allied powers. The battle was at Okinawa Island, and resulted in an allied victory. This is important because it was the last major battle before Japan surrendered. This battle also led to the nuclear bombing of Japan.
  • Battle of Berlin

    Battle of Berlin
    The countries involved were The Soviet Union, Germany, and Poland. The battle was fought in Berlin, Germany, and ended with a victory for Russia. This battle is important because it ended WW2 in Europe. It also led to Hitler’s death, and the surrender of Germany.