Battles Of WWII

There were many many major battles in WWII, but this presentation will focus on three, The Battle of Midway, The Invasion of Normandy aka D-Day, and The Battle for Berlin.

The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway was the most important naval battle of the World War Two Pacific Front. The Japanese attack, hoped to eliminate the United States as a strategic power in the Pacific, thereby giving Japan a chance in establishing its empire.The Japanese hoped that another defeat would force the U.S. to surrender and ensure Japanese dominance in the Pacific.The Japanese plan was to lure the United States' ships into a trap. Little did they know.American code breakers were able to determine the date and location of the attack, enabling the U.S. Navy to set up an ambush of its own. Four Japanese aircraft carriers all part of the six to attack Pearl Harbor - and a cruiser were sunk at a cost of one American Ship and a Destroyer. After Midway, Japans Naval Industry crumbled.

WW2 Battle of Midway footage


Normandy is the largest invasion by sea to date.It involved over Three Million Troops crossing the English channel from England to Normandy and then into German Occupied-France.It was done using more than five-thousand landing craft and ships.There inst much detail on the battle other than it was one of the the bloodiest battles ever with over 500,000 causalities.
The Normandy invasion June 6th 1944 ; WW 2 footage

The Battle For Berlin

The Battle of Berlin was as the name implies the battle to take Berlin, the Nazi capital.It started with the Red Army(Russians) gathering a fighting force while moving west across Poland to reach Berlin and they nearly doubled the number of German Troops at this time.Once the Red Army reached Berlin it was obvious who was going to win with Russia having nearly triple the amount of forces than Berlin.It marked Germany's surrender on May 7th and the end of the Third Reich. Its causalities were Approx. 375,000.


World War Two had many battles and tons of causalities well over 2.5 million dead or injured. It was one of the worst wars in all of history.