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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Blissful - The Choiseul Raid, 27 October-4 November 1943
Operation Cartwheel - the Reduction of Rabaul (30 June 1943- January 1944)
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 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 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 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 Wilfred, 1940

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