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Battle of Coral Sea

This four-day World War II skirmish in May 1942 marked the first air-sea battle in history. The Japanese were seeking to control the Coral...

Battle of Attu

In the Battle of Attu, the main conflict of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II (1939-45), American and Japanese armies fought from...

Battle of Arnhem

In September 1944, after the victorious end of the Normandy campaign, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery devised a daring operation to open the way to...

Battle of Anzio

The 1944 Battle of Anzio stemmed from the Allied attempt to draw German troops off the Gustav Line during Operation Shingle. An expeditionary force...

Battle of El Alamein

The Battle of El Alamein marked the culmination of the World War II North African campaign between the British Empire and the German-Italian army....

Battle of Britain

 In the summer and fall of 1940, German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest...

Battle of The Bulge

 In December 1944, Adolph Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes...

Battle of Stalingrad

 The Battle of Stalingrad (July 17, 1942-Feb. 2, 1943), was the successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the U.S.S.R....

Battle of Iwo Jima

The American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate...

D-Day

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western...

Pearl Harbor

 Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, and was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December...

The Trinity Test

 At the time World War II broke out in Europe, America’s scientific community was fighting to catch up to German advances in the development...