Battles of the Second World War

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Battles

Aerial, the evacuation from north western France, 15-25 June 2008
Aitape, battle of, 22-24 April 1944
Alam Halfa, battle of, 31 August-7 September 1942
Altmark incident, 16 February 1940
Angaur and Ulithi, battle for, (Operation Stalemate II), September 1944
Appease, Operation - the battle of Talasea, 6-11 March 1944
Arawe, 15 December 1943-16 January 1944
Arnhem, battle of 17 - 27 1944
Arundel Island, battle of, 27 August-20 September 1943
Baanga Island, battle of, 12-22 August 1943
Bairoko, battle of, 20 July 1943
Berlin, battle for, April May 1945
Biak Island, battle of, 27 May-29 July 1944
Bougainville, invasion of, 1 November 1943-March 1944 (Operation Cherryblossom)
Bougainville, Australian Campaign, November 1944-August 1945
Boulogne, battle of, 22-25 May 1940
Britain, Battle of, 10 July-31 October 1940
Buna, battle of, 19 November 1942-2 January 1943
Calais, siege of, 23-26 May 1940
Cape Engano, battle of, 25 October 1944
Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942
Cape Gloucester, battle of, 26 December 1943-April 1944
Carentan, battle of, 8-13 June 1944
Cherbourg, battle of, 22-29 June 1944
Choiseul Raid, 27 October-4 November 1943 (Operation Blissful)
Compass, Operation, part 1 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Compass, Operation, part 2 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Compass, Operation, part 3 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Convoy HX237, attack on, 7-14 May 1943
Convoy HX239, attack on, 22-25 May 1943
Convoy ONS5, attack on, 28 April-6 May 1943
Convoy SC129, attack on, 12-14 May 1943
Convoy SC130, attack on, 18-25 May 1943
Coral Sea, battle of the, 3-8 May 1942
Cotentin Peninsula, battle of the, 6 June-1 July 1944
Crete, German invasion of, Operation Mercury: 20 May-1 June 1941
Cycle, Operation, the evacuation from Havre, 10-13 June 1940
D-Day, 6 June 1944: Main Article
D-Day, 6 June 1944: British Airborne Operations
D-Day, 6 June 1944: US Airborne Operations
Dieppe, raid on, 19 August 1942, (part one)
Dieppe Raid, 19 August 1942 (part two)
Driniumor River, battle of the, 10 July-25 August 1944
Dumpu, battle of, 8-13 December 1943
Dunkirk, evacuation from, 27 May-4 June 1940 (Operation Dynamo)
Dynamo, Operation, the evacuation from Dunkirk, 27 May-4 June 1940
Eastern Solomon Islands, battle of the, 24-25 August 1942
El Alamein, first battle of, 1-27 July 1942
El Alamein, second battle of, 23 October-4 November 1942
El Agheila or Mersa Brega, battle of, 12-18 December 1942
Emirau, occupation of, 20 March 1944
Empress Augusta Bay, battle of, 2 November 1943
Enogai Inlet, battle for, 5 -11 July 1943
Finschhafen, battle of, 22 September-28 October 1943
Formosa, battle off, 12-16 October 1944
Gazala, battle of, 26 May-14 June 1942
Gona, battle of, 19 November-9 December 1942
Gold Beach, 6 June 1944
Goodenough Island, battle of, 22-24 October 1942
Green Islands, battle of the, 15-20 February 1944
Guadalcanal, battle for (August 1942-February 1943)
Guadalcanal, naval battle of, 13-15 November 1942
Hauwei Island, battle of, 11-13 March 1944
Hollandia, battle of, 22-27 April 1944
Horaniu, action off, 18 August
Iwo Jima, battle of (Operation Detachment), February - March 1945
Juno Beach, 6 June 1944
Kankiryo Saddle, 20 January-1 February 1944
Kharkov, February-March 1943: Manstein's Counterblow
Koiari Raid, 29 November 1943
Kokoda Trail, battle of the, 23 July-13 November 1942
Kolombangara, battle of, 13 July 1943
Kula Gulf, action in, 6 March 1943
Kula Gulf, battle of, 6 July 1943
Lae, battle of, 4-16 September 1943
Leyte Gulf, battle of, 23-26 October 1944
Lone Tree Hill/ Wakde-Sarmi, battle of, 17 May-2 September 1944
Los Negros, battle of, 29 February-8 March 1944
Makin, battle for, Operation Galvanic (2), November 1943
Manus, battle of, 12-25 March 1944
Market Garden, Operation September 17 - 27 1944
Mercury, Operation: The German Invasion of Crete, 20 May-1 June 1941
Mersa Brega or El Agheila, battle of, 12-18 December 1942
Mersa Matruh, battle of, 26-28 June 1942
Midway, battle of, June 1942 (Pacific Ocean)
Midway: Turning Point in the Pacific Campaign 3 - 7 June 1942 (Longer article)
Milne Bay, battle of, 25 August-7 September 1942
Morotai, battle of, 15 September to 4 October 1944
Munda, battle of, 2 July-5 August 1943
Nadzab, battle of, 5 September 1943
Narvik, first battle of, 10 April 1940
Narvik, second battle of, 13 April 1940
Nassau Bay, battle of, 30 June-2 July 1943
Noemfoor, battle of, 2 July-30 August 1944
Okinawa, April-June 1945, I: Preparation
Okinawa, April-June 1945, II: The Battle
Omaha Beach, 6 June 1945
Oslo, German attack on, 9 April 1940
Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy, 7 December 1941
Peleliu, battle for (Operation Stalemate II) - The Pacific War's Forgotten Battle, September-November 1944
Philippine Sea, battle of , 19-20 June 1944
Puruata Island, invasion of, 1-2 November 1943
Rabaul, Reduction of, Operation Cartwheel, (30 June 1943- January 1944)
Rendova Island, invasion of, 30 June 1943
Rennell Island, battle of, 29-30 January 1943
River Plate, battle of the, 13 December 1939
Rommel's First Offensive, March 24-May 30 1941
Rommel's Second Offensive, 21 January- 4 February 1942
Royal Marine, Operation: Mining the Rhine, May 1940
Rutter, Operation, The Planned Attack on Dieppe, 7 July 1942
St. Nazaire, Raid on, (Operation Chariot), Part One
St. Nazaire, Raid on, (Operation Chariot), Part Two (28 March 1942)
Saidor, battle of, 2 January 1944
Salamaua, battle of, 30 June-11 September 1943
Samar, battle of, 25 October 1944
Sanananda, battle of, 19 November 1942-22 January 1943
Sansapor, landings at, 30-31 July 1944
Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942
Sattelberg, 29 October-25 November 1943
Savo Island, battle of, 9 August 1942
Shaggy Ridge, battle of, 10 October 1943-23 January 1944
Sibuyan Sea, battle of the, 23-24 October 1944
Sirte, first battle of, 17 December 1941
Sirte, second battle of, 22 March 1942
Spartivento (Sardinia), action off Cape, 27 November 1940
Stalingrad, battle of

Sword Beach, 6 June 1944
Surigao Strait, 25 October 1944
Talasea, battle of, Operation Appease, 6-11 March 1944
Tarawa, battle for, Operation Galvanic (1), November 1943
Tassafaronga, battle of, 30 November 1942
Tobruk, siege of, April-December 1941
Tobruk, siege of, 17-21 June 1942
Utah Beach, 6 June 1944
Vella Gulf, battle of, 6 August 1943
Vella Lavella, battle of, 6 October 1943
Vella Lavella, land battle of, 15 August-7 October 1943
Viru, battle of, 30 June-1 July 1943
Wakde-Sarmi/ Lone Tree Hill, battle of, 17 May-2 September 1944
Wakde Island, battle of, 18-21 May 1944
Wake Island, battle of, 8-23 December 1941
Wareo, battle of, 26 November-10 December 1943
Warsaw uprising see General Bor
Wau, battle of, 28-30 January 1943
Wewak, battle of, December 1944-September 1945
Wickham Anchorage, battle of, 30 June-3 July 1943
Wilfred, Operation, 1940

Operations

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Operation Aerial, the evacuation from north western France, 15-25 June 2008
Operation Appease - the battle of Talasea, 6-11 March 1944
Operation Battleaxe, 15-17 June 1941
Operation Bertram, 1942
Operation Blissful - The Choiseul Raid, 27 October-4 November 1943
Operation Brevity, 15-16 May 1941
Operation Cartwheel - the Reduction of Rabaul (30 June 1943- January 1944)
Operation Cascade (1942)
Operation Chariot, the St. Nazaire Raid, Part One
Operation Chariot, the St. Nazaire Raid, Part Two (28 March 1942)
Operation Cherryblossom, the invasion of Bougainville (1 November 1943-March 1944)
Operation Chronicle - Woodlark and Kiriwina Islands (30 June 1943)
Operation Cleanslate, the occupation of the Russell Islands, 21 February 1943
Operation Coat, 15-20 November 1940
Operation Collar, 24-30 November 1940
Operation Compass, part 1 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Compass, part 2 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Compass, part 3 (Desert War, December 1940-January 1941)
Operation Crusader, 18 November-20 December 1941
Operation Cycle, the evacuation from Havre, 10-13 June 1940
Operation Detachment, the battle for Iwo Jima, February - March 1945
Operation Dexterity - New Britain Campaign, 16 December 1943-9 March 1944
Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk, 27 May-4 June 1940
Operation Epsom, 26-30 June 1944
Operation Galvanic (1), battle for Tarawa, November 1943
Operation Gambit, 2-6 June 1944
Operation Galvanic (2), battle for Makin, November 1943
Operation Goodtime - the invasion of the Treasury Islands (27 October 12 November 1943)
Operation Hats, 30 August-5 September 1940
Operation Hurry, 1-4 August 1940
Operation 'I', 7-16 April 1943
Operation Toenails, the invasion of New Georgia (30 June-5 August 1943)
Operation Market Garden, September 17 - 27 1944
Operation Mercury - the German invasion of Crete: 20 May-1 June 1941
Operation MG1, 19-27 March 1942
Operation Perpetual, 11-12 November 1942
Operation Postern - The Markham Valley/ Huon Peninsula Campaign of 4 September 1943-24 April 1944
Operation Providence
Operation Reckless - Hollandia and Aitape, 22-27 April 1944
Operation Royal Marine: Mining the Rhine, May 1940
Operation Rutter, the Planned Attack on Dieppe, 7 July 1942
Operation Sealion: The Planned German Invasion of Britain A Primer and List of Sources
Operation Sentinel (1942)
Operation Sonnenblume (Sunflower) February-March 1941
Operation Squawk, 31 August-1 September 1940
Operation Stalemate II, battle for Angaur and Ulithi September 1944
Operation Stalemate II, battle for Peleliu - The Pacific War's Forgotten Battle, September-November 1944
Operation Torch, 8-11 November 1942
Operation Treatment (1942)
Operation Wilfred, 1940

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