WWII List Of World War II Battles

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List of every major World War II battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous World War II battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the World War II, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this 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 World War II battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List ranges from Invasion of Normandy to Battle of France and more.

1939–40 Winter Offensive

The 1939–40 Winter Offensive was one of the major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, in which the Chinese forces launched their first major counter-offensive on multiple fronts. Although this offensive failed to achieve its original objectives, some studies have shown that this operation came as a heavy blow to the Japanese forces, as well as a massive shock to the Japanese military command, which did not expect the Chinese forces to be able to launch an offensive operation on such a large scale. By April 1940, the Japanese Army had successfully forced the operation to a halt. However, a Japanese ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Henan, China

Part of: Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II


1940–44 insurgency in Chechnya

The 1940–44 insurgency in Chechnya was an autonomous revolt against the Soviet authorities in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Beginning as early as in June 1941 under Khasan Israilov, it peaked in 1942 during the German invasion of North Caucasus and ended in the beginning of 1944 with the wholesale concentration and deportation of the Vainakh peoples from their native lands as well as from the locations across the USSR, resulting in the death of at least 144,000 civilians. However, a scattered resistance in the mountains continued for years. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

Part of: World War II

Combatants: Nazi Germany

Abra province is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of World War II Battles
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Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, is bordered by Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Kalinga and Apayao on the east. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Abra province

Part of: World War II

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Action in Tarafal Bay

The Action in Tarafal Bay was a naval engagement which took place during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War. It was notable in that the four vessels involved were all submarines. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Atlantic Ocean

Part of: World War II

Combatants: United Kingdom, Nazi Germany