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Pivotal Battles of World War 2 (European Front)

Updated 8 Jun 2017 18.0k views7 items

I started making this list by accident, because i was testing out the Ranker interface and happened to choose "Military Conflicts" category randomly. I typed in "battle" to test the autosuggest box and was blown away by the fact that over 4K items came up (courtesy of our wonderful data partners at And being a bit of a WWII buff I soon found myself making a list, which tends to happen when I'm testing the site. I never really thought I'd be making military conflicts lists, but . . . it's easy to get sucked in.

Anyhow, as far as battles go, these are the big ones - of the European Theater at least.

I would be remiss if I didn't also mention that this is the perfect kind of list to click "change style" on - you get the bloggy version with bigger photos, and the statistical version, which is very relevant for something like military history.

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