Number Ten.- The Battle of Iwo Jima (February 1845 to March 1945)
- A bloody battle of attrition that saw around 22,000 Japanese soldiers die. American victory secured an important air base.
Number Nine.- The Battle of Kursk (July 1943 to August 1943)
- The biggest tank battle in history. Resulted in a decisive Soviet victory over German forces.
Number Eight.- The Battle of the Bulge (December 1944 to January 1945)
- Allied forces repelled this German counteroffensive. It was the cost list action ever fought by U.S. Army, which suffered over 100,000 casualties.
Number Seven.- The Battle of Okinawa (April 1945 to June 1945)
- U.S. sought control of the island for a projected invasion of Japan. It was the biggest Pacific Island battle of the war.
Number Six.- The Battle of Berlin (April 1945 to May 1945)
- Soviet troops bring an end to the war in Europe. Some 125,000 civilians lost their lives during the brutal last stand.
Number Five.- The Battle of Midway (June 1942)
- A decisive victory for the U.S. Navy and seen as turning point in the Pacific. Severely reduced Japanese naval might.
Number Four.- The Siege of Leningrad (September 1941 to January 1944)
- The Axis encirclement lasted 872 days and cost 653,000 lives in 1942 alone. The city never fell into German hands.
Number Three.- The Battle of Britain (10th July to 31st October 1940)
- RAF pilots manage to fight of the German Luftwaffe. Victory helps prevent the invasion of Britain
Number Two.- The Battle of Stalingrad (July 1942 to February 1943)
- Crucial Soviet victory that checked the German advance into the USSR. Combined military and civilian casualties were nearly 2 million.
Number One.- The Battle of Normandy (June 1944 to August 1944)
- D-Day was history’s largest amphibious invasion Allied success in Normandy was the beginning end of Nazi power in Western Europe