Military List Of Mediterranean Theatre of World War II Battles

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List of every major Mediterranean Theatre of World War II battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Mediterranean Theatre of World War II battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Mediterranean Theatre of World War II, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Mediterranean Theatre of World War II list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Mediterranean Theatre of World War II battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Examples of battles on this list: Second Battle of El Alamein, North African Campaign and more.
Action off Cape Bougaroun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Mediterranean Theatre of World War II Battles
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Action off Cape Bougaroun

The Action off Cape Bougaroun, or the Attack on Convoy KMF-25A was a Luftwaffe action against an Allied naval convoy off the coast of Algeria during World War II. The convoy of American, British, Greek and Dutch ships was attacked on 6 November 1943 by 25 German land based aircraft. Six Allied vessels were sunk or damaged and six German aircraft were destroyed. German forces achieved a tactical victory, though the Allied warships involved received credit for defending their convoy and reacting to their losses quickly. The quick response led to the rescue of over 6,000 service men and civilians without further loss of life. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Mediterranean Sea

Part of: Battle of the Mediterranean, World War II, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

Combatants: Greece

Anglo-Iraqi War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Mediterranean Theatre of World War II Battles
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The Anglo–Iraqi War was the British campaign against the rebel government of Rashid Ali in the Kingdom of Iraq during the Second World War. Operations lasted from 2 to 31 May 1941. The campaign resulted in the re-occupation of Iraq by British armed forces and the return to power of the ousted pro-British regent of Iraq, Prince 'Abd al-Ilah. The campaign further fuelled Iraqi nationalist resentment toward the British-supported Hashemite monarchy. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Iraq

Part of: World War II, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

Combatants: Kingdom of Italy, United Kingdom, British Raj, Transjordan, Australia, + more

Commanders: Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Claude Auchinleck

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The Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran was the British and Russian invasion of the Empire of Iran during World War II, by Soviet, British and other Commonwealth armed forces. The invasion lasted from 25 August to 17 September 1941, and was codenamed Operation Countenance. The purpose was to secure Iranian oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines for the Soviets fighting against Axis forces on the Eastern Front. Though Iran was officially neutral, according to the Allies its monarch Rezā Shāh was friendly toward the Axis powers and was deposed during the subsequent occupation and replaced with his young son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Iran

Part of: World War II, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

Combatants: British Raj

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Balkans Campaign is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Mediterranean Theatre of World War II Battles
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The Balkan Campaign of World War II began with the Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940. In the early months of 1941, Italy's offensive had been stalled and a Greek counter-offensive pushed into Albania. Germany sought, by deploying troops to Romania and Bulgaria, to aid Italy by attacking Greece from the east; while the British landed troops and aircraft to shore up Greek defences. A coup d'état in Yugoslavia on 27 March caused Hitler to order the conquest of that country. The invasion of Yugoslavia by Germany and Italy began on 6 April, simultaneously with the new Battle of Greece. On 11 April, Hungary joined the invasion. By 17 April the Yugoslavs had signed an armistice and by ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Albania

Part of: World War II, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

Combatants: Allies of World War II, Kingdom of Italy, Kingdom of Romania, Kingdom of Greece, Axis powers, + more

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