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World War II
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World War II: Operations

Allied invasion of Italy Click to show or hide the answer
Hitler's invasion of Russia Click to show or hide the answer
German plan to ruin the British economy by flooding it with forged banknotes Click to show or hide the answer
"the Channel Dash" (see below) Click to show or hide the answer
British amphibious raid on the dry dock at St. Nazaire (28 March 1942) Click to show or hide the answer
Dam Busters raid Click to show or hide the answer
Rescue of Mussolini by German paratroops Click to show or hide the answer
Joint US-British attempt to destroy the Nazis' test site for the V-2 rockets (1943 – made famous by a 1965 film starring George Peppard and Sophia Loren) Click to show or hide the answer
German bombardment of Sheffield (name refers to the steel-making process) Click to show or hide the answer
British and Indian attack on Rangoon, 1945 Click to show or hide the answer
Dunkirk (evacuation of British and French troops) Click to show or hide the answer
The Luftwaffe's offensive against RAF Fighter Command, leading to the Battle of Britain; began 13 August 1940 with what the Germans called Adlertag (Eagle Day) Click to show or hide the answer
Allied invasion of Sicily Click to show or hide the answer
The Dieppe Raid (the Allied attack on German–occupied Dieppe – 19 August 1942) Click to show or hide the answer
Battle of El Alamein Click to show or hide the answer
Arnhem landings (unsuccessful Allied attempt to force a crossing of the Rhine and encircle the Ruhr valley) Click to show or hide the answer
D-Day landings Click to show or hide the answer
Allied re-entry into Europe (includes D-Day) Click to show or hide the answer
Evacuation of civilians (especially children) from urban to rural areas Click to show or hide the answer
Pipe-Line(s) Under The Ocean (supplying oil to allied forces in Europe) Click to show or hide the answer
Hitler's planned invasion of Britain Click to show or hide the answer
American landings in North-West Africa Click to show or hide the answer
US Guadalcanal Campaign (August 1942 – February 1943) Click to show or hide the answer

British name for the Germans' Operation Cerberus, when the battle–cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, made a daring run from Brest back to Germany (February 1942) Click to show or hide the answer

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