Top Ten Most Famous Battles in History


The Top Ten

1 The Battle of Waterloo

June of 1815. Ended the Napoleonic Wars and forced Napoleon into exile on Corsica. - Metalhead1997

2 The Battle of Stalingrad

Why isn't this number 1? Over 2 million died from this battle, the bloodiest battle of both World War II and of human history. - Metalhead1997

3 The Battle of Normandy

Several landings at Gold, Juno, Omaha, Utah, and Sword Beaches, of which Omaha is mainly discussed... - Metalhead1997

4 The Battle at Gettysburg

"Battle at"? Should be "of" but this battle was crucial to the current state of the United States. July 1-3, 1863 with 51,000+ casualties? Yeah, this battle was the bloodiest of the American Civil War. - Metalhead1997

5 The Battle of the Little Bighorn

Not really a battle, but Custer bravely faced death in Montana. - Metalhead1997

6 The Battle of Iwo Jima

Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima are two of the best films that depict this battle. - Metalhead1997

7 The Battle of New Orleans (1815)
8 The Battle of Bunker Hill
9 The Battle of the Bulge
10 The Battle of Antietam

The Contenders

11 The Battle of Hastings
12 The Battle of Los Angeles

During WW2, air raid sirens went off, and anti-aircraft guns were fired repeatedly over West Los Angeles. At the time, it was claimed that Japanese planes may have been looking to bomb the blacked-out Hughes Aircraft plant. Nothing in the air was ever hit, although a couple of people on the ground died from falling AA rounds. Since then, conspiracy theorists have often said this may have actually been a UFO encounter.

13 The Battle of Yarmouk
14 Battle of the Somme 1916
15 The Battle of Thermopylae

If anyone makes a 300 comment, go away. - Metalhead1997

16 The Battle of Didgori
17 Mahabharata
18 The Battle of Berlin
19 The Battle of Moscow
20 The First Battle of Seoul
21 The Battle of Incheon
22 The Battle of Cannae
23 The Siege of Jerusalem (1099)
24 The Battle of Midway
25 The Battle of the Egadi Islands
26 The Battle of Kadesh
27 Battle of Actium
28 Battle of Kursk

The largest tank battle in history. Along with Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad, it was one of the three battles, which marked the turning point of the WWII.

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