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World War II Battles Involving the Australia

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List of Australia battles in the World War II, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War II involving the Australia is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War II battles that involved World War II you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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    The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War...  more
  • 2
    The Anglo–Iraqi War was the British campaign against the rebel government of Rashid Ali in the...  more
  • 3
    The battle between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German auxiliary cruiser...  more
  • 4

    Battle of Ambon

    Maluku Islands, Indonesia
    The Battle of Ambon occurred on the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies, during World War...  more
  • 5

    Battle of Arawe

    New Britain, Papua New Guinea
    The Battle of Arawe was fought between Allied and Japanese forces during the New Britain...  more
  • 6

    Battle of Buna–Gona

    Gona, Papua New Guinea
    The Battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific Theatre during...  more
  • 7

    Battle of Calabria

    Mediterranean Sea
    The Battle of Calabria, was a naval battle during the Battle of the Mediterranean in World War...  more
  • 8

    Battle of Cape Matapan

    Mediterranean Sea
    The Battle of Cape Matapan was a Second World War naval engagement fought from 27–29 March...  more
  • 9
    The Battle of Cape Spada was a naval battle during the Battle of the Mediterranean in Second...  more
  • 10

    Battle of Crete

    Crete, Greece
    The Battle of Crete was a battle fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It...  more
  • 11

    Battle of Dakar

    French West Africa
    The Battle of Dakar, also known as Operation Menace, was an unsuccessful attempt in September...  more
  • 12
    The Battle of Greece is the common name for the invasion of Greece by Germany in April 1941....  more
  • 13

    Battle of the Hongorai River

    Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
    The Battle of the Hongorai River took place during the Second World War and involved...  more
  • 14

    Battle of Kaiapit

    Territory of New Guinea
    The Battle of Kaiapit was an action fought in 1943 between Australian and Japanese forces in...  more
  • 15

    Malayan Campaign

    British Malaya
    The Malayan Campaign was a campaign fought by Allied and Axis forces in Malaya, from 8...  more
  • 16
    The Battle of Milne Bay, also known as Operation RE by the Japanese, was a battle of the...  more
  • 17

    Battle of Palembang

    Palembang, Indonesia
    The Battle of Palembang was a battle of the Pacific theatre of World War II. It occurred near...  more
  • 18

    Battle of Pearl Ridge

    Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
    The Battle of Pearl Ridge was a battle of the Second World War fought between Australian and...  more
  • 19

    Battle of Port Moresby

    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    The Battle of Port Moresby was an aerial battle fought between the Royal Australian Air Force...  more
  • 20

    Battle of Porton Plantation

    Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
    The Battle of Porton Plantation took place at Porton Plantation, near the village of Soraken...  more
  • 21

    Battle of Ratsua

    Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
    The Battle of Ratsua occurred during the Second World War and involved Australian and Japanese...  more
  • 22
    The Battle of Savo Island, also known as the First Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese...  more
  • 23

    Battle of Singapore

    Straits Settlements, Singapore
    The Battle of Singapore, also known as the Fall of Singapore, was fought in the South-East...  more
  • 24
    The Battle of Skerki Bank was a World War II naval battle which took place near Skerki Bank in...  more
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    Battle of Slater's Knoll

    Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands
    The Battle of Slater's Knoll was a battle during the Second World War fought between...  more