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Favorite Battles of WWII

STALIN
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11/14/2013 11:24:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I got this idea from Imabench

Tell which battle of WWII was your favorite.

My favorite battle of WWII is:

The Battle of Moscow
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11/14/2013 1:19:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I like the Battle of Guadalcanal. It was the starting point for the island hopping strategy of American force that eventually got Japanese control solely on the mainland. The USA stopped potential threat to the South Pacific, and the way we took the island gave a confidence boost to us. It was in some ways as much of a strategic operation as a simple battle. It took a month for the Japanese to give up, but they did eventually.
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11/14/2013 4:17:33 PM
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1. D-Day
2. Guadal Cannal
3. Operation Torch
4. Battle of Stalingrad
5. Battle of Midway
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11/14/2013 4:36:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/14/2013 4:17:33 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. D-Day
2. Guadal Cannal
3. Operation Torch
4. Battle of Stalingrad
5. Battle of Midway

Are those the 5 battles in order that you find the most interesting?
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11/14/2013 4:42:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/14/2013 4:36:51 PM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/14/2013 4:17:33 PM, lannan13 wrote:
1. D-Day
2. Guadal Cannal
3. Operation Torch
4. Battle of Stalingrad
5. Battle of Midway

Are those the 5 battles in order that you find the most interesting?

Correct.
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11/14/2013 5:36:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Battle of Kursk and Battle of El Alamein.
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11/14/2013 6:01:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/14/2013 5:36:03 PM, Subutai wrote:
Battle of Kursk and Battle of El Alamein.

Can you tell me which one of those you are more interested in?
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11/14/2013 6:02:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/14/2013 6:01:51 PM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/14/2013 5:36:03 PM, Subutai wrote:
Battle of Kursk and Battle of El Alamein.

Can you tell me which one of those you are more interested in?

Probably Kursk.
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11/15/2013 11:58:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/15/2013 12:31:25 AM, suttichart.denpruektham wrote:
Operation Unthinkable?

Operation Unthinkable was not a battle. Try again.
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11/15/2013 5:18:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
D-Day or the Bulge.
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11/15/2013 5:27:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/15/2013 5:18:45 PM, PatriotPerson wrote:
D-Day or the Bulge.

Which one do you like more? Which do you find more interesting?
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11/15/2013 8:03:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/15/2013 7:48:10 PM, YYW wrote:
Stalingrad and Leningrad... because so many communists and fascists died.

Stalingrad was battle. Leningrad was more of a siege, however hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers did die in addition to civilians. Anyway, I will assume that the battle that you are most interested in is Stalingrad.
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11/15/2013 8:57:52 PM
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At 11/15/2013 8:03:43 PM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/15/2013 7:48:10 PM, YYW wrote:
Stalingrad and Leningrad... because so many communists and fascists died.

Stalingrad was battle. Leningrad was more of a siege, however hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers did die in addition to civilians. Anyway, I will assume that the battle that you are most interested in is Stalingrad.

The point is that both were glorious occasions, for reasons principally relating to their death tolls.
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11/15/2013 11:54:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I like reading about really obscure battles.

*The Battle of Ft. Stevens- The Japanese sub I-25 emerged at the mouth of the Columbia River and launched 17 shells at Ft. Stevens. The unknown American Commander, not wanting to give away that the fort was only armed with artillery from the 1880's, refused to allow the fort to return fire. There were no casualties, but the attack severely cratered the baseball field.

*The Battle of Santa Barbara- Japanese sub I-17 launched up to 25 shells trying to hit a large fuel tank west of the city. The sub commander radioed back to Tokyo that he had left Santa Barbara in flames. The actual assessment was about $500 worth of damage to the catwalk.

*The Death Match- a soccer game played between Russian POWs and the Luftwaffe's football team. Although the game was so slanted that the referee allowed a German player to kick the Russian goalkeeper, the Russians won 5-3. Naturally, the Russians players were then tortured as suspected agents of the NKVD and killed.

My Favorite?

*The Battle of the Coronado Islands- The US submarine chaser PC815, commanded by L. Ron Hubbard (yes, that L. Ron Hubbard), bombarded the Coronado Islands off the coast of San Diego in the mistaken belief that they were a) U.S. Territory and b) uninhabited. After Mexico filed an official complaint, Hubbard was relieved of command.
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11/16/2013 2:27:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/15/2013 11:54:12 PM, Oromagi wrote:
I like reading about really obscure battles.

*The Battle of Ft. Stevens- The Japanese sub I-25 emerged at the mouth of the Columbia River and launched 17 shells at Ft. Stevens. The unknown American Commander, not wanting to give away that the fort was only armed with artillery from the 1880's, refused to allow the fort to return fire. There were no casualties, but the attack severely cratered the baseball field.

*The Battle of Santa Barbara- Japanese sub I-17 launched up to 25 shells trying to hit a large fuel tank west of the city. The sub commander radioed back to Tokyo that he had left Santa Barbara in flames. The actual assessment was about $500 worth of damage to the catwalk.

*The Death Match- a soccer game played between Russian POWs and the Luftwaffe's football team. Although the game was so slanted that the referee allowed a German player to kick the Russian goalkeeper, the Russians won 5-3. Naturally, the Russians players were then tortured as suspected agents of the NKVD and killed.

My Favorite?

*The Battle of the Coronado Islands- The US submarine chaser PC815, commanded by L. Ron Hubbard (yes, that L. Ron Hubbard), bombarded the Coronado Islands off the coast of San Diego in the mistaken belief that they were a) U.S. Territory and b) uninhabited. After Mexico filed an official complaint, Hubbard was relieved of command.

Ye I heard of that soccer death match.
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11/19/2013 9:38:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The battle of Kohima.

1500 men of the forgotten army of Bill Slim fought against 15,000 Japanese of the 31st Division for ten days and held. Worse defeat the Japanese Imperial Army ever suffered.
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11/19/2013 11:56:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 9:38:59 AM, chui wrote:
The battle of Kohima.

1500 men of the forgotten army of Bill Slim fought against 15,000 Japanese of the 31st Division for ten days and held. Worse defeat the Japanese Imperial Army ever suffered.

I looked it up, it said that the leader was not Bill Slim, but Montagu Stopford.
http://en.wikipedia.org...
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11/19/2013 5:18:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
My favorite Battles of WWII are:
1st and 2nd battle of El-Alamein
battle of sicily
invasion of Italy
battle of France
battle of britain
invasion of Normandy ( D-DAY)
battle of the bulge
operation Berlin
Battles of Kharkov
battle of kursk
battle of Moscow
battle of stalingrad
battle of warsaw
battle of pearl harbor
battle of guam
battle of wake island
battle of midway
guadalcanal
battle peleliu
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11/19/2013 6:13:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 5:18:46 PM, Gs325jcbd wrote:
My favorite Battles of WWII are:
1st and 2nd battle of El-Alamein
battle of sicily
invasion of Italy
battle of France
battle of britain
invasion of Normandy ( D-DAY)
battle of the bulge
operation Berlin
Battles of Kharkov
battle of kursk
battle of Moscow
battle of stalingrad
battle of warsaw
battle of pearl harbor
battle of guam
battle of wake island
battle of midway
guadalcanal
battle peleliu

A lot of battles...
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11/19/2013 6:17:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 6:13:50 PM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/19/2013 5:18:46 PM, Gs325jcbd wrote:
My favorite Battles of WWII are:
1st and 2nd battle of El-Alamein
battle of sicily
invasion of Italy
battle of France
battle of britain
invasion of Normandy ( D-DAY)
battle of the bulge
operation Berlin
Battles of Kharkov
battle of kursk
battle of Moscow
battle of stalingrad
battle of warsaw
battle of pearl harbor
battle of guam
battle of wake island
battle of midway
guadalcanal
battle peleliu

A lot of battles...

yeaa
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11/19/2013 8:43:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/15/2013 5:27:14 PM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/15/2013 5:18:45 PM, PatriotPerson wrote:
D-Day or the Bulge.

Which one do you like more? Which do you find more interesting?

D-Day.
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11/20/2013 5:05:43 AM
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My favorite battle is D-Day. Many of my relatives participated in it, and was a turning point of the war. The Allied Powers finally were beginning to get the upper hand against the Axis Powers. My great-grandfather did an amphibious assault, and in the process lost his leg during the war. Sadly, my great-grandfather died before I was born. Anyways, this heroic invasion of Nazi liberated France is my favorite battle.
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11/20/2013 11:13:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/20/2013 5:05:43 AM, WheezySquash8 wrote:
My favorite battle is D-Day. Many of my relatives participated in it, and was a turning point of the war. The Allied Powers finally were beginning to get the upper hand against the Axis Powers. My great-grandfather did an amphibious assault, and in the process lost his leg during the war. Sadly, my great-grandfather died before I was born. Anyways, this heroic invasion of Nazi liberated France is my favorite battle.

However I would argue that D-Day was not a turning point.
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11/20/2013 11:35:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/20/2013 11:13:12 AM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/20/2013 5:05:43 AM, WheezySquash8 wrote:
My favorite battle is D-Day. Many of my relatives participated in it, and was a turning point of the war. The Allied Powers finally were beginning to get the upper hand against the Axis Powers. My great-grandfather did an amphibious assault, and in the process lost his leg during the war. Sadly, my great-grandfather died before I was born. Anyways, this heroic invasion of Nazi liberated France is my favorite battle.

However I would argue that D-Day was not a turning point.

Debate me
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11/20/2013 12:39:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/20/2013 11:13:12 AM, STALIN wrote:
At 11/20/2013 5:05:43 AM, WheezySquash8 wrote:
My favorite battle is D-Day. Many of my relatives participated in it, and was a turning point of the war. The Allied Powers finally were beginning to get the upper hand against the Axis Powers. My great-grandfather did an amphibious assault, and in the process lost his leg during the war. Sadly, my great-grandfather died before I was born. Anyways, this heroic invasion of Nazi liberated France is my favorite battle.

However I would argue that D-Day was not a turning point.

If you're going to go by "turning point" I think Pearl Harbor trumps any battle, even Stalingrad.
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