Military List Of Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I Battles

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

Battles here include everything from Bombardment of Papeete to Battle of Bita Paka.
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Battle of Bita Paka

The Battle of Bita Paka was fought south of Kabakaul, on the island of New Britain, and was a part of the invasion and subsequent occupation of German New Guinea by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force shortly after the outbreak of the First World War. Similar to New Zealand's operation against German Samoa in August, the main target of the operation was a strategically important wireless station—one of several used by the German East Asiatic Squadron—which the Australians believed to be located in the area. The powerful German naval fleet threatened British interests and its elimination was an early priority of the British and Australian governments during the war. After an ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Part of: World War I, Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I

Combatants: German Empire, Australia

Bombardment of Papeete is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I Battles
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The Bombardment of Papeete occurred in French Polynesia when German warships attacked on 22 September 1914, during World War I. The German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and Gneisenau entered the port of Papeete on the island of Tahiti and sank the French gunboat Zélée and freighter Walkure before bombarding the town's fortifications. French shore batteries and a gunboat resisted the German intrusion, but were greatly outgunned. The main German objective was to seize the coal piles stored on the island, but these were destroyed by the French at the start of the action. The German vessels were largely undamaged but the French lost their gunboat. Several of Papeete's buildings were ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Pacific Ocean

Part of: World War I, Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I

Combatants: France, French Third Republic, German Empire

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Occupation of German Samoa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I Battles
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Occupation of German Samoa

The Occupation of Samoa – the takeover and subsequent administration of the Pacific colony of German Samoa – started in August 1914 with landings by an expeditionary force from New Zealand called the "Samoa Expeditionary Force". This represented New Zealand's first military action in World War I. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: German Samoa

Part of: Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I

Combatants: German Empire, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

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Scuttling of SMS Cormoran

The Scuttling of SMS Cormoran off Guam on April 7, 1917 was the result of the United States entry into World War I and the internment of the German merchant raider SMS Cormoran. The incident was the only hostile encounter between United States and German military forces during the Pacific Ocean campaign of the war. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Pacific Ocean

Part of: Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I

Combatants: United States of America