The Battle of Kursk remains to this day, the largest ever tank battle; and the costliest day of aerial warfare in history. The battle took place 280 miles south of Moscow during July and August 1943.
World War II Battles
The Battle of Crete was unprecedented in many respects: it was not only the first battle where the German paratroops were used on a massive scale, but also the first mainly airborne invasion in military history.
The Battle of Midway, fought in June 1942, must be considered one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four of its aircraft carriers. Japan’s navy never recovered from its mauling at Midway and it was on the defensive after this battle.
A film documenting the biggest battles fought during the Second World War, between the Carrier Fleets of the US and Japanese Navies.
he Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. Beginning on 10 May 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces in a series of mobile operations, eventually leading to the conquest of France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, bringing land operations on the Western Front to an end until 1944.
The Siegfried Line was a series of fortifications on the western border of Germany, stretching more than 390 miles from Kleve, near the Dutch border, all the way to Weil am Rhein near the border of Switzerland. Called the Westwall by the Germans, it was built between 1938 and 1940 and is made of more than 18,000 pillboxes and tank traps.