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The most important and bloody battles of World War II

World War II was the largest and most costly conflict, as well as being the deadliest war throughout history it took on a truly colossal dimension. A conflict that lasted six years, so during this period there were countless battles that involved all sides and participating armies. We explain now, what were the most important and bloody battles of World War II

The most important and bloody battles of World War II

It is enough to think that more than 50 million (a figure that rose to more than 62 million people if civilians are added) were the deaths caused by the conflict of World War II, which developed large localized battles in much of Europe .

These are according to historians, and the figures of the time the most important and bloody.

The battle of france

Victims: 469,000
The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Netherlands during World War II. Within six weeks from May 10, 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces through mobile operations and conquered France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, ending ground operations on the Western Front until June 6. 1944. Italy entered the war on June 10, 1940 and attempted an invasion of France.

The battle of Narva

Victims: 550,000
The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment “Narwa” and the Leningrad Soviet Front fighting for the possession of the strategically important Isthmus of Narva from February 2 to August 10, 1944 during World War II. .

The battle of moscow

Victims: 1,000,000
The Battle of Moscow is the name given by Soviet historians to two strategically significant fighting periods in a 600 km (370 mi) sector of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defensive effort thwarted Hitler’s attack on Moscow, capital of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the largest Soviet city. Moscow was one of the main military and political targets of the Axis forces in their invasion of the Soviet Union.

The battle of berlin

Victims: 1,300,000
The Battle of Berlin, designated the Soviet Union’s Strategic Offensive Operation in Berlin , was the last major offensive on the European front of World War II. After the Vistulader offensive from January to February 1945 , the Red Army had temporarily come to a halt in a line 60 km (37 miles) east of Berlin. On March 9, Germany established its defense plan for the city with Operation Clausewitz. The first defensive preparations outside Berlin were made on March 20 , under the command of the newly appointed commander of Army Group Vistula, General Gotthard Heinrici.

The battle of Stalingrad

Victims: 1,800,000
Marked by fierce hand-to-hand combat and direct assaults on civilians via airstrikes, it is often considered one of the largest (nearly 2.2 million people) and bloodiest (1.7 to 2 million wounded, killed or captured) in the history of war. It was an extremely costly defeat for the German forces, and the Army High Command had to withdraw vast military forces from the West to replace their losses.

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