WW2 Europe Battles

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  • Operation ‘Barbarossa’

    Operation ‘Barbarossa’
    Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union again with a huge and highly trained army. Still, they lost because Russia’s armies were just too big to defeat. The Nazis misjudged the size of the Soviet’s armies. June 1941
  • Battle of Crete

    Battle of Crete
    Germany attacked Crete, an island which they wanted as a strategic base. Even though they had support from England, Crete was still defeated after a few days. April 1941
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the US to try and cripple their naval fleet so that they could not join the war, but it backfired. The attack directly caused the US to join the war. December 1941
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    Germany attacked Stalingrad, a city in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union did not evacuate or retreat from the city, and many citizens died. At first, it seemed Germany had succeeded, but the Germans were not prepared for Soviet winters and so the Soviets took their city back. August 1942
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    This was an invasion of the Soviet city Kursk by the Nazis. It was their last effort to gain ground on that front. It ended with many casualties on both sides, and Germany’s loss. July 1943. Soviet Union and Germany.
  • Operation ‘Bagration’

    Operation ‘Bagration’
    Russia attacked Nazi germany and defeated their army group center; killing 400,000 Nazi troops. Considered one of the greatest losses for Nazis. June 1944
  • The Battle of Anzio

    The Battle of Anzio
    The Battle of Anzio was an attack on the Germans to try and open up Italy to attack it. It was a loss for the allied powers. January 1944. United States, uk, and Canada.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    Germany’s last major offensive of WW2. Although it was incredibly heavy losses for the US forces, they won in the end. Winning this battle paved the way for Germany’s loss. December 1944
  • The Battle of Berlin

    The Battle of Berlin
    Russia attacked the dwindling remainder of the German forces. Russia greatly overpowered Germany by numbers, and Germany surrendered. April 1945.
  • Normandy

    Normandy
    The D-Day was a decisive victory for the allied powers and a turning point in the war. The combined efforts of the Allies- us, Britain, and Canada - attacked German forces in France. June 1946