Battles Of WWII

Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain was fought between German and British air forces. Germany started the battle because they wanted to take over the Royal British Air Force, or force British to make an armistice. It was fought from July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940 over the United Kingdom Air space. The name of the Battle came from a famous speech given by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It was the first battle to be fought entirely by air forces. The Battle of Britain was considered a major German defeat and was a turning point in World War 2.

Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge was fought between Germany and The Allies. Germany made a surprise attack on the Allies and caught them off guard. This battle was one of the costliest battles for the US, and it also depleted Germany's war making resources. Germany's goal was to split the British and American allied line in half, and then destroy the 4 Allies, forcing the Allies to make a peace treaty. Germany planned for the attack completely undercover and the Allies were completely surprised. Germany attacked on a weakly defended section of the Allied line. Fierce resistance by the allies blocked German forces from access to roads that they needed for success. The Battle, which lasted from December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945, ended in a victory for the Allies. Up to 19,000 American soldiers were killed. It was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the US during World War 2.

Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle where Germany and their allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad. It is among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. It lasted from September 12, 1942 - February 2, 1943. This battle is considered to be the turning point of European theatre in World War 2. Germany never gained the eastern front that they wanted and lost their Western front. Hitler ordered that the army stay in Stalingrad and not surrender. Attempts were made to supply the army with food and supplies by air. Eventually the German army surrendered which meant the battle ended with a Sovie Union victory.