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  DATE

Location / Name 

Attackers

Defenders

Victory

1940

Battle of Britain (114 days)

 

Hitler and the German Luftwaffe

2 500 military airplanes

 

British Royal Air Force

Great Britain

 

 

1941  

Attack on Pearl Harbor

 

Japanese Aviation

United States of America

Japan

 

 

1942  

Battle of Coral Sea   

(Two days)

 

Japanese Flotilla

American Flotilla

United States of America

 

 

1942  

Battle of Midway

 

Isoroku Yamamoto

100 Japanese ships

Raymond Spruance

Approx. 50 American ships

United States of America

 

 

1942  

Battle of El Alamein

 

Erwin Rommel

German Afrika Korps

Bernard Montgomery

VIII British Army

Great Britain

 

 

 

 

1942  

Dieppe Raid

 

Canada / Great Britain

Germany

Germany

 

 

1942 - 1943  

Battle for Stalingrad

 

 

Friedrich Von Paulus

21 German divisions

More than 100 000 soldiers

 

Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

Union of Soviet
Socialist Republic

 

 

1944

D-Day: the Great Normandy Invasion

CANADA / GREAT BRITAIN / UNITED STATES / FREE FRANCE AND OTHER ALLIES

GERMANY

 

CANADA / GREAT BRITAIN / UNITED STATES / FREE FRANCE AND OTHER ALLIES

 

 

 

1944 - 1945

Battle of the Bulge

 

Germany      

100 000 POWs

100 000 soldiers killed

 

Allied Forces

Allied Forces

 

 


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