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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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