WWII Decisive Battles- The Battles That Changed History*
Breakthrough at Sedan
The German concept of mobile warfare was conclusively proven when the Wehrmacht breached the French defenses at Sedan in May 1940.
The Miserable Kokoda Track
Combat was only one danger; there was also starvation and the jungle.
Ordeal at Outpost Snipe
A beleaguered group of British soldiers took a fearful toll of Axis armor at El Alamein.
Undaunted Defense of Midway
Four Japanese aircraft carriers were destroyed by American planes during the battle that proved to be the turning point in the Pacific War.
Drive to Messina
The Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 was fraught with costly mistakes. But unwavering determination resulted in victory.
Apocalypse on the Volga
When Adolf Hitler invaded Russia in the summer of 1941, he expected a swift and stunning victory. At Stalingrad, his troops ran headlong into the Russians’ best commander: General Winter.
Bloody Betio: The Assault on Tarawa
The Japanese boasted that Tarawa could not be taken in a hundred years. The U.S. Marines captured in in three days.
Blue and Gray at Omaha Beach
The U.S. 29th Infantry Division fought its way ashore in Normandy on the bloodiest of D-Day beaches.
The Battle for Bastogne
The 1st Panzer Division Liebstandarte, Hitler’s bodyguard, fought for the key Belgian crossroads town in the waning days of the Battle of the Bulge.
Bridging the Rhine at Remagen
After Adolf Hitler ordered all bridges across the Rhine River blown up to prevent the Allies from crossing into Germany, one span remained intact. The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen was a gem beyond value.
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