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List of Axis Powers 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 Axis Powers 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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Adriatic Campaign of World War... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Balkans - The Adriatic Campaign of World War II was a minor naval campaign fought during World War II between the Greek, Yugoslavian and Italian navies, the Kriegsmarine, and the Mediterranean squadrons ...more

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Allied invasion of Sicily is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Sicily, Italy - The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers. It was a large scale amphibious and airborne ...more

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Attack on Aruba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Attack on Aruba Caribbean Sea - The Attack on Aruba was an attack on oil installations and tankers by Axis submarines during World War II. On 16 February 1942, a German U-boat attacked the small island of Aruba. Other ...more

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Balkans Campaign is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Albania - 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 ...more

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Battle of Greece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Greece - The Battle of Greece is the common name for the invasion of Greece by Germany in April 1941. It is concomitant to the stalled Italian invasion known as the Greco-Italian War. It is usually ...more

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Kozara Offensive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia - The Kozara Offensive, also known as Operation West-Bosnien by the Axis, was fought in 1942 on and around the mountain of Kozara in northwestern Bosnia. It was an important battle of the Yugoslav ...more

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Battle of Leyte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Leyte, Philippines - The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the Gulf of Leyte in the Philippines by American forces and Filipino guerrillas under the command of ...more

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Battle of Poljana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Prevalje, Slovenia - The Battle of Poljana was a battle of World War II in Yugoslavia. It started at Poljana, near the village of Prevalje in Yugoslavia, and was the culmination of a series of engagements between ...more

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Battle of Smolensk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Smolensk, Russia - The second Battle of Smolensk was a Soviet strategic offensive operation conducted by the Red Army as part of the Summer-Autumn Campaign of 1943. Staged almost simultaneously with the Lower ...more

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Battle of the Caribbean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Battle of the Caribbean Gulf of Mexico - The Battle of the Caribbean refers to a naval campaign waged during World War II that was part of the Battle of the Atlantic, from 1941–1945. German U-boats and Italian submarines attempted to ...more

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Case White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Neretva - Case White, also known as the Fourth Enemy Offensive was a combined Axis strategic offensive launched against the Yugoslav Partisans throughout occupied Yugoslavia during World War II. It was ...more

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Belgrade Offensive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Belgrade, Serbia - The Belgrade Offensive or the Belgrade Strategic Offensive Operation was an offensive military operation in which Belgrade was liberated from the German Wehrmacht by the joint efforts of the ...more

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Burma Campaign is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
British rule in Burma - The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was fought primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the ...more

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Invasion of Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Yugoslavia - The invasion of Yugoslavia, also known as the April War or Operation 25, was a German-led attack on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers which began on 6 April 1941 during World War II. ...more

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Japanese conquest of Burma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Myanmar - The Japanese conquest of Burma was the opening chapter of the Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II, which took place over four years from 1942 to 1945. During the first ...more

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Soviet invasion of Manchuria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Inner Mongolia, China - The Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation began on 9 August 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo and was the last campaign of the Second World War and the ...more

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Mediterranean and Middle East ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Mediterranean Sea - The Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre was a major theatre of operations during the Second World War. The vast size of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, ...more

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Middle East Theatre of World W... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
North Africa - The Middle East Theatre of World War II is defined largely by reference to the British Middle East Command, which controlled Allied forces in both Southwest Asia and eastern North Africa. From ...more

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National Liberation War of Mac... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Macedonia - World War II in Yugoslav Macedonia started with the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia. Macedonian Partisans of the People's Liberation Army of Macedonia, part of the Yugoslav Partisan movement, ...more

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North African Campaign is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Italian Libya - During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts and in ...more

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Pacific War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Pacific Ocean - The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II which was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area which included the Pacific ...more

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Operation Southeast Croatia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Bosnia - Operation Southeast Croatia was a large-scale German-led counter-insurgency operation conducted in the southeastern parts of the Independent State of Croatia, during World War II. It was the ...more

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Second Battle of El Alamein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
El Alamein, Egypt - The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian coastal city of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second ...more

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Operation Kugelblitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Dalmatia, Croatia - Operation Kugelblitz was a major anti-Partisan offensive conducted by German forces in December 1943 during World War II in Yugoslavia. The Germans attacked Josip Broz Tito's Partisan forces in ...more

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Soviet–Japanese War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Soviet–Japanese War Inner Mongolia, China - The Soviet-Japanese War of 1945 within the Second World War began on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets and Mongolians terminated ...more

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Case Black is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Bosnia - Case Black, also known as the Fifth Enemy Offensive in Yugoslav historiography and often identified with its final phase, the Battle of the Sutjeska was a joint attack by the Axis taking place ...more

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Syrmian Front is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Axis Powers
Syrmia, Yugoslavia - The Syrmian Front was an Axis line of defense during World War II. It was established as part of the Eastern Front in late October 1944 in Syrmia and east Slavonia, northwest of Belgrade. After ...more