Favorite WWII Theaters



  • Which are your favorite WWII Theaters?



  • SO many choices!



  • Italy and France obviously, that’s where Canada’s divisions fought the most!

    I also don’t really see France 1940 as a theater so much as an army parade and Rommel in paradise.



  • Midway was a decisive battle


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    The eastern front, and the Pacific. There is just something about huge Navy’s and Armada’s of tanks pounding it out



  • You kind of forgott the battle of Berlin 45.

    This was the most intriguing theater of the war, and also this small area had the largest consentration of military forces and firepower in the history of wars, and the largest numbers of casualties ever, from january to april several millions were killed in this theater. Also this theater had a possibility to start an even larger war with commies against democracy. If Patton had won the race to Dahlem Institute in Berlin, it is likely that Stalin had attacked the western allies. During march 18 it was dogfights between US and Russian fighters over Berlin, and Ike backed off and let Stalin take Berlin. Butt it was a close call. If FDR had left some months before, and with Truman in command, nobody knows. In this time the commies had 15 millions soldiers and the western allies had 16 million soldiers in Europe, making this new war the Barbarossa campaign in 1941 looking like a skirmish.



  • @Adlertag:

    You kind of forgott the battle of Berlin 45.

    This was the most intriguing theater of the war, and also this small area had the largest consentration of military forces and firepower in the history of wars, and the largest numbers of casualties ever, from january to april several millions were killed in this theater. Also this theater had a possibility to start an even larger war with commies against democracy. If Patton had won the race to Dahlem Institute in Berlin, it is likely that Stalin had attacked the western allies. During march 18 it was dogfights between US and Russian fighters over Berlin, and Ike backed off and let Stalin take Berlin. Butt it was a close call. If FDR had left some months before, and with Truman in command, nobody knows. In this time the commies had 15 millions soldiers and the western allies had 16 million soldiers in Europe, making this new war the Barbarossa campaign in 1941 looking like a skirmish.

    Nice post, I consider the Battle of Berlin as the closing battle of Eastern Front.



  • I love them all so much! 😢



  • @Emperor_Taiki:

    I love them all so much! 😢

    That is only because your family was not a victim



  • @Adlertag:

    @Emperor_Taiki:

    I love them all so much! 😢

    That is only because your family was not a victim

    Where is your family from? I would like to hear their story.



  • I’ve always liked Dday so the war in the west. Op. Overlord, market gaurden, paris liberations, battle of the buldge, the rhineland battles……all of it. Also the eastern front just cause of the huge massive armys. Also cause stalingrad known as the turnning point against germany, leningrad, kursk, and the USSR being the one to ultamatly take berlin.


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    @Adlertag:

    You kind of forgott the battle of Berlin 45.

    This was the most intriguing theater of the war, and also this small area had the largest consentration of military forces and firepower in the history of wars, and the largest numbers of casualties ever, from january to april several millions were killed in this theater. Also this theater had a possibility to start an even larger war with commies against democracy. If Patton had won the race to Dahlem Institute in Berlin, it is likely that Stalin had attacked the western allies. During march 18 it was dogfights between US and Russian fighters over Berlin, and Ike backed off and let Stalin take Berlin. Butt it was a close call. If FDR had left some months before, and with Truman in command, nobody knows. In this time the commies had 15 millions soldiers and the western allies had 16 million soldiers in Europe, making this new war the Barbarossa campaign in 1941 looking like a skirmish.

    Yikes what a waste of lives…anyone in their right mind could see the war was over.

    Your numbers are off–British intelligence estimated a Russian advantage of 2-1 on land.  See
    http://www.history.neu.edu/PRO2/



  • The Pacific naval campaign…Germany could have learned a few lessons from America on how to run a submarine campaign!

    Italy…nearly every Allied nation, from Brazilians and ANZACs to Free Poles and French, participated in this theater.



  • @Aretaku:

    The Pacific naval campaign…Germany could have learned a few lessons from America on how to run a submarine campaign!

    Italy…nearly every Allied nation, from Brazilians and ANZACs to Free Poles and French, participated in this theater.

    I thinks its hard to compare the American and German submarine campaigns. Both theaters were completely different.



  • @ABWorsham:

    I thinks its hard to compare the American and German submarine campaigns. Both theaters were completely different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic_(1939–1945)

    Allied losses in the Atlantic (1939-1945)

    Approx. 3500 Merchant vessels
    175 warships

    3675 total

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_submarines_in_the_Pacific_War

    Japanese losses in the Pacific (1941-1945)

    2117 Merchant vessels
    611 warships

    2727 total

    The Germans sunk more merchants and more tonnage, but the Allies managed more kills per year, and were far more effective at destroying escorts.

    The US managed this while also creating the largest surface navy ever seen, as well as it’s operations in the Atlantic.

    The theaters might have been different, but the end results are easily comparible.



  • North Africa has to be my favorite theater of operations. Nobody talks about it, but the whole Western Front depended upon having a secure Mediterranean & North Africa to prevent the Axis forces from out-flanking the Western Allies. Besides, what could possibly be cooler than the SAS’ Long Range Desert Group?



  • I like them all actually…each theater of war had its own atmosphere…

    The Eastern Front:  Genocide on a grand scale…the greatest tank battles of the war (KURSK, KHARKOV)  and Operation Barbarossa…the ultimate attack plan…and of course Stalingrad…the ultimate turning point of the war

    The Western Front: From the greatest evacuation in history (Dunkirk) to the greatest invasion in history (Normandy) to the greatest gamble in history (Bulge)…nothing like fighting on the Western Front

    The North African Front:  Nothing like watching a Desert Fox claim victory wherever he went…ultimate battles such as Tobruk, Kasserine Pass, and El Alamein…and how British General Montgomery finally showed his brilliance…

    The Mediterranean Front:  The drive under Europe’s soft underbelly…Sicilly, Salerno, Anzio…the great Italian Campaign and the word PATTON becomes a household name…

    The Battle of the Atlantic:  U-boats, BISMARCK, SCHARNHORST, Convoy PQ-17, Operation Torch…need i say more?

    The Pacific Theater:  Pearl Harbor, Midway, the Solomons, Leyte, to name a few basically the greatest naval war in history…

    The China-Burma-India Theater:  The Burma road must stay open…the Flying Tigers and China’s plight against the Japanese…the most intense fighting in the Pacific War

    I know u only wanted a favorite,but where to choose…

    BTW…LETS GIVE OUR THANKS TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THESE THEATERS OF WAR…FOR WITHOUT THEM…WE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO CHOOSE OUR FAVORITES


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