Road Map to Victory (European Front)

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Battle of the Atlantic

September 3, 1939 - May 8, 1945

Was the longest continuous battle in WWII, which happened between the German and Italian Navy and Air Force and the British, Canadian, and US Naval forces and their Air Forces.

Invasion of Africa

June 10, 1940 - May 13, 1943

Fought between the British Commonwealth and the US and the Germans and Italians in Libya, Eygpt, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisa.

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of Stalingrad and is known for its constant close-quarters combat, and lack of regard for military and civilian casualties (up to two million).

Invasion of Italy

September 3, 1943 - September 16, 1943

The Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group which led to the capture of Salerno.

D-Day

June 6, 1944

The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault and an amphibious landing on the coast of France, which was under Naval Bombardment.

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944 - January 16, 1945

The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive launched through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.

VE Day

May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) marks the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.