WWII World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany

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List of Nazi Germany 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 Nazi Germany 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.

Items on this list include Invasion of Normandy and Battle of France.

This list answers the question, "What World War II battles was Nazi Germany involved in?"

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1940–44 insurgency in Chechnya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
1940–44 insurgency in Chechnya Chechen–Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic - 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 ...more

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Action in Tarafal Bay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Action in Tarafal Bay Atlantic Ocean - 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

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Action of 8 May 1941 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Action of 8 May 1941 Indian Ocean - The Action of 8 May 1941 was a single ship action fought during the Second World War in the course of which the British heavy cruiser HMS Cornwall sank the German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin. The ...more

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Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Allied invasion of Italy Calabria, Italy - The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group during the Second World War. The operation followed the ...more

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Allied invasion of Sicily is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Allied invasion of Sicily 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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Allied siege of La Rochelle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Allied siege of La Rochelle La Rochelle, France - The Allied siege of La Rochelle occurred during the Second World War in 1944–45, when Allied troops invaded France. La Rochelle was an important German base on the Atlantic, especially a major ...more

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Anglo-Iraqi War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Anglo-Iraqi War Iraq - 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 ...more

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Baltic Offensive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Baltic Offensive East Prussia - The Baltic Offensive, also known as the Baltic Strategic Offensive, denotes the campaign between the northern Fronts of the Red Army and the German Army Group North in the Baltic States during ...more

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Battle between HMAS Sydney and... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran Steep Point - The battle between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran was a single ship action that occurred on 19 November 1941, off the coast of Western ...more

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Battle for Narva Bridgehead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle for Narva Bridgehead Narva, Estonia - The Battle of Narva Bridgehead was the campaign that stalled the Soviet Estonian Operation in the surroundings of the town of Narva for six months. It was the first phase of the Battle of Narva ...more

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Battle for The Hague is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle for The Hague The Hague, Netherlands - The Battle for The Hague was the first opposed paratroop assault in history. It took place on 10 May 1940 as part of the Battle of the Netherlands between the Royal Netherlands Army and ...more

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Battle for Voronezh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle for Voronezh Voronezh, Russia - The Battle of Voronezh was a battle on the Eastern Front of World War II, fought in and around the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don river, 450 km south of Moscow, from 28 ...more

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Battle of Ancona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Ancona Ancona, Italy - The Battle of Ancona was a battle involving forces from modern-day Poland serving as part of the British Army and German forces that took place from 16 June–18 July 1944 during the Italian ...more

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Battle of Åndalsnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Åndalsnes Åndalsnes, Norway - The Åndalsnes landings took place in Åndalsnes in Romsdal, Norway in 1940 during the Norwegian Campaign of World War II. After the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, British ...more

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Battle of Arras (1940) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Arras (1940) Arras, France - The Battle of Arras (1940) took place during the Battle of France, in the early stages of World War II. It was an Allied counterattack against the flank of the German army, that took place near ...more

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Battle of Auvere is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Auvere Vaivara Parish, Estonia - Battle of Auvere was a battle in Estonia, starting on July 20, 1944 and ending on July 25. It was a part of the World War II campaign in Narva. The Soviet 8th Army started attacking the Auvere ...more

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Battle of Bautzen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Bautzen Bautzen, Germany - The Battle of Bautzen was one of the last battles of the Eastern Front during World War II. It was fought on the extreme southern flank of the Spremberg-Torgau Offensive, seeing days of pitched ...more

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Battle of Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Belgium Belgium - The Battle of Belgium or Belgian Campaign, often referred to as the 18 Days' Campaign in Belgium, formed part of the greater Battle of France, an offensive campaign by Germany during the Second ...more

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Battle of Berlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Berlin Berlin, Germany - The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European theatre of World War II. Starting on 12 January 1945, ...more

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Battle of Białystok–Minsk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Białystok–Minsk Białystok, Poland - The Battle of Białystok–Minsk was a German strategic operation conducted by the Army Group Centre during penetration of the Soviet border region during the opening stage of Operation Barbarossa ...more

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Battle of Bir Hakeim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Bir Hakeim Libya - Bir Hakeim is an oasis in the Libyan desert and the site of a former Ottoman Empire fort. During the Battle of Gazala, the 1st Free French Brigade of Général de brigade Marie ...more

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Battle of Britain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Britain United Kingdom - The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The Battle of Britain ...more

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Battle of Britain Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Britain Day English Channel - The Battle of Britain Day is the name given to the large-scale aerial battle that took place on 15 September 1940, during the Battle of Britain. In June 1940, Nazi Germany had conquered most of ...more

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Battle of Brody is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Brody Brody, Ukraine - The Battle of Brody was a tank battle fought between the 1st Panzer Group's III Army Corps and XLVIII Army Corps and five mechanized corps of the Soviet 5th Army and 6th Army in the triangle ...more

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Battle of Crete is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Crete Crete, Greece - The Battle of Crete was a battle fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete under ...more

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Battle of Debrecen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Debrecen Nyíregyháza, Hungary - The Battle of Debrecen, called by the Red Army the Debrecen Offensive Operation, was conducted by the 2nd Ukrainian Front on the Eastern Front of World War II. It was opposed by Army Group South ...more

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German invasion of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
German invasion of Denmark Denmark - The German invasion of Denmark was the fighting that followed the German army crossing the Danish border on 9 April 1940 by land, sea and air. Lasting approximately six hours, the German ground ...more

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Battle of the Transdanubian Hi... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of the Transdanubian Hills Drava - The Battle of the Transdanubian Hills was a defensive operation of the Bulgarian First Army during Bulgaria's participation in World War II against German Wehrmacht forces, who were trying to ...more

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Battle of Drøbak Sound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Drøbak Sound Oslofjord - The Battle of Drøbak Sound took place in the northernmost part of the Oslofjord on 9 April 1940, on the first day of the German invasion of Norway. It was the start of the war in Western ...more

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Battle of Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Dunkirk Dunkirk, France - The Battle of Dunkirk was an important battle that took place in Dunkirk, France, during the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western ...more

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Battle of El Guettar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of El Guettar El Guettar, Tunisia - The Battle of El Guettar was a World War II battle that took place during the Tunisia Campaign, fought between elements of the Army Group Africa under General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, along ...more

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Battle of Fort Eben-Emael is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Fort Eben-Emael Maastricht, Netherlands - The Battle of Fort Eben-Emael was a battle between Belgian and German forces that took place between 10 May and 11 May 1940, and was part of the Battle of Belgium and Fall Gelb, the German ...more

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Battle of France is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of France Low Countries, Belgium - In the Second World War, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily ...more

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Battle of Gazala is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Gazala Tobruk, Libya - The Battle of Gazala was fought during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, around the port of Tobruk in Libya from 26 May to 21 June 1942. The combatants on the Axis side were ...more

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Battle of Gembloux is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Gembloux Gembloux, Belgium - The Battle of Gembloux (or Battle of the Gembloux Gap) was a battle fought between French and German forces in May 1940 during the Second World War.

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Battle of Gratangen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Gratangen Gratangen, Norway - The Battle of Gratangen occurred during the first Norwegian counter-attack in the Narvik Campaign. The Norwegian 6th Division gathered forces to push the Germans out of the Gratangen area and ...more

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Battle of Greece is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Greece 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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Battle of Groningen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands - The Battle of Groningen took place during the final month of Second World War, from April 13 to 16, 1945, in the city of Groningen between a mixture of German soldiers, Dutch and Belgian SS ...more

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Battle of Halbe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Halbe Halbe, Germany - The Battle of Halbe lasted from April 24 – May 1, 1945 was a battle in which the German Ninth Army, under the command of Generaloberst Theodor Busse, was destroyed as a fighting force by the Red ...more

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Battle of Hannut is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Hannut Hannut, Belgium - The Battle of Hannut was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of Belgium which took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut, Belgium. It was the largest ever tank battle at the ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Kiev Kiev, Ukraine - The First Battle of Kiev was the German name for the operation that resulted in a very large encirclement of Soviet troops in the vicinity of Kiev during World War II. It is considered the ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Kiev Kiev, Ukraine - The Second Battle of Kiev describes three strategic operations by the Soviet Red Army, and one operational counterattack by the Wehrmacht which took place in the wake of the failed German ...more

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Battle of Kos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Kos Aegean Sea - The Battle of Kos was a brief battle between British, Italian and German forces for the control of the Greek island of Kos, in the then Italian-held Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea.

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Kozara Offensive is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Kozara Offensive 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 Krasny Bor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Krasny Bor Saint Petersburg, Russia - The Battle of Krasny Bor was part of the Soviet offensive Operation Polyarnaya Zvezda. It called for a pincer attack near Leningrad, to build on the success of Operation Iskra and completely ...more

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Charge at Krojanty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Charge at Krojanty Pomerania - The charge at Krojanty, battle at Krojanty, the riding of Krojanty or skirmish of Krojanty was a cavalry charge that occurred during the Invasion of Poland in the Second World War. It took place ...more

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Battle of Kursk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Kursk Kursk, Russia - The Battle of Kursk was a World War II engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union during July and August 1943. The German offensive was ...more

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Battle of Lasy Królewskie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Lasy Królewskie Krzynowłoga Mała, Poland - Battle of Lasy Królewskie refers to the battle on 1 September 1939 near Janowo and Krzynowłoga Mała during the battle of the border of the Invasion of Poland. The German Third Army ...more

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Battle of Lenino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Battle of Lenino Lenino, Mahilyow Voblast, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic - The Battle of Lenino was a tactical World War II engagement that took place between October 12 and October 13, 1943, north of the village of Lenino in the Mogilev region of Byelorussia. The ...more

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Siege of Lille is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Nazi Germany
Siege of Lille Lille, France - The Siege of Lille was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of France. It took place from 28–31 May 1940 in the surroundings of the city of Lille, France during the Battle of ...more