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What is your favourite battle of WW 2 ?

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    Operation Compass, an amazing result from a small force against much "mightier" opposition. The defence of Tobruk is also an amazing feat against overwhelming odds. And all the others mentioned, Market Garden, Monte Cassino, Normandy, the Bulge, Stalingrad the Battle of Britain etc...
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    For me a small battle near where I'm from the battle of Casole 2 pak 40 with a total of 6 men against an american armoured division and french maroccan soldier....
    or even el alamain...

  3. #23

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    Hill 192, 7/11-12/44. Critical to the reduction of St. Lo and a pivotal battle in the Normandy campaign.

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    The final battles in the East. Kustrin via Seelow Heights to Berlin. Revenge vs Survival.
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Sinimägede lahing (Battle of Tannenberg Line).

    They fought for the strategically important Narva Isthmus (Estonia) from 25 July to 10 August 1944.

    Axis strength:
    22,250 troops
    7 tanks[
    70–80 assault guns
    49 aircraft

    Axis losses:
    2,500 dead or missing
    7,500 wounded or sick
    6 tanks

    Soviet strength:
    136,830 troops
    150 armoured vehicles
    1680 assault guns
    546 aircraft

    Soviet losses:
    35,000 dead or missing
    135,000 wounded or sick
    157–164 tanks

    Result: Tactical German victory.

    German and Estonian soldiers faced overwhelming odds, but managed to halt the attacker.

    Source: Wiki (Battle of Tannenberg Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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    Quote by Finnlander View Post
    Sinimägede lahing (Battle of Tannenberg Line).

    They fought for the strategically important Narva Isthmus (Estonia) from 25 July to 10 August 1944.

    Axis strength:
    22,250 troops
    7 tanks[
    70–80 assault guns
    49 aircraft

    Axis losses:
    2,500 dead or missing
    7,500 wounded or sick
    6 tanks

    Soviet strength:
    136,830 troops
    150 armoured vehicles
    1680 assault guns
    546 aircraft

    Soviet losses:
    35,000 dead or missing
    135,000 wounded or sick
    157–164 tanks

    Result: Tactical German victory.

    German and Estonian soldiers faced overwhelming odds, but managed to halt the attacker.

    Source: Wiki (Battle of Tannenberg Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Good choice, I'm very interested in the battle too . Especially our brothers, Estonians serving there.

    My favorite ones are:

    - Battle of Kiestinki
    - Battle of Stalingrad
    - Battles on the Karelian Isthmus and the river Svir
    - Battle of Berlin
    - Sinimäed

    etc...

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    For me, the battle of Budapest. When I was in the city, I discovered it was hard and in two times, in 1945, only SS against Russian.
    It waas the stalingrad of the W SS
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    Not for once, the Burma campaign and the terrible losses incurred seem to have been overlooked. I'm not that up on the actual conflict there, although an old chap in the village who recently passed away was at Kohima, and involved in that battle for nearly the entire 3 months it took place in mid 1944.

    So i've chosen a smaller battle within the main one of Kohima, that of the 'Battle of the Tennis Court' where British and Indian troops successfully repelled many Japanese attacks to capture the Kohima Ridge and so gain a route for the invasion of India via the Imphal-Kohima road.

    The 'Battle of the Tennis Court' proved to be the turning point of the Battle of Kohima which was the turning point of the Burma Campaign. Earl Louis Mountbatten, the Supreme Allied Commander in the theatre, described Kohima as:

    "Probably one of the greatest battles in history... in effect the Battle of Burma... naked unparalleled heroism... the British and Indian Thermopylae".

    Inspiring stuff.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Any battle against the communist regime. Do not forget the battles in Korea and Vietnam. But from the WWII - the Battle of Narva, battle of Berlin and Köningsberg. And of course the Kurland battles in Latvia 1944-45.

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    Seelow, Halbe and Berlin, the Gotterdammerung

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