What were the major battles of WW2?Please describe the battles.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In addition to the turning points that I mentioned in answer to your other question, here are some major battles:

  • The Battle of Britain.  This was an air battle over a number of months.  In this battle, the German Luftwaffe tried to destroy the RAF and/or defeat the British by bombing their cities.
  • Guadalcanal.  This was a major battle between Japan and the US to control this strategically important island.
  • Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.  These were huge battles that happened as the US fought its way towards the Japanese mainland.
  • D-Day.  The invasion of the European continent in June of 1944 was a major battle and opened a western front that threatened Germany.  The success of the landings essentially doomed Germany.