The Battle Of The World War II

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The Battle of Midway was one of the most important naval battles of WWII. This three day offensive between June 4th and 7th of 1942 inflicted irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet. The Japanese sought to eliminate the America as a strategic power in the Pacific, thereby giving Japan a free lane to establish a greater dominance on the Pacific hemisphere. The plan was faulty from the start due to American code breakers who were able to decipher the date and location of the attack, forewarning the U.S. Navy to set up its own ambush. After midway and the lost of the Soloman Islands, Japans shipbuilding and pilot training programs were unable to keep pace in replacing their losses while the U.S steadily increased its output in both areas due to the increased women labor force. The Battle of Stalingrad is seen as a major turning point in which the aggressors went from offensive to a defensive posture. On November 19th, 1942 the Soviet army counter offensive started and was the first major defeat for the Nazi’s. President Roosevelt called it the “turning point” of the whole European conflict. The Russian army had gained the initiative to move from a defense to offense and pushed the German army all the way back to Berlin. On July 9th, Allied forces land in Sicily Italy as part of Operation Husky in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers. Strategically this operation achieved the goals the Allied planners had set, it drove the Axis air, land and navel forces

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