December Map – Attack on Pearl Harbor

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To conclude our series of WW2 battle maps we look at a date that will live in Infamy, December 7th 1941, the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Background By late 1941 the Second World War had spread globally. Commonwealth forces were fighting in the deserts of North Africa; Axis forces were concluding Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union; and the […]

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November Map – Battle of Stalingrad

 As part of our series covering historic WW2 battles, this month we are looking at the turning point of the Second World War in Europe – The Battle of Stalingrad Background By the late summer of 1942, Axis forces were deep into the Soviet heartland.  For an entire year, Soviet forces had been driven back by the Axis onslaught. […]

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October Map – Second Battle of El Alamein

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. – Winston Churchill As part of our series of WW2 Battle Maps we look at a decisive moment of WW2, the Second Battle of EL Alamein. Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck had managed to […]

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September Map – Operation Market Garden

  As part of our series of WW2 battle maps we look at one of the most ambitious plans of WW2 – Operation Market Garden   By September 1944 the German forces in Western Europe were reeling—France was liberated, and Allied armoured columns had driven into Benelux. Hoping to cut the war shorter by 6 months, Field Marshal […]

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July Map – Allied Invasion of Sicily

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As part of our special monthly series covering historic WW2 battles, this month we’re looking at the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943 – Operation Husky. In the wake of the successful Allied campaign in North Africa, which removed German and Italian forces from their last positions in Tunisia in May 1943, the Allies stood […]

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May Map – Evacuation from Dunkirk

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As part of our monthly series focusing on maps from famous battles of WW2, we’ve already looked at some of the most significant moments of the war. This month, we’re going back to May 1940 and looking at the Dunkirk Evacuation. Although the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 had caused Britain and France […]

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