Fiercest Battle in History - Page 16

April 3rd, 2005  
It's fascinating.

We'll see where this discussion lands once Clint Eastwood has countered.
April 6th, 2005  
Im going to keep it short..........Stalingrad!!! or the Battle for Berlin
April 7th, 2005  
I agree Stalingrad
June 13th, 2005  
The battle where the Order of the Draco took eastern Europe back, lead by the man know now days as Dracula.
July 19th, 2005  

Topic: Fiercest Battle in History

Fiercest Battle in History

Battle of Ypres. (1915) “Kindermord zu Ypern”
Specifically the first major use of gas by the Germans at
Langemarck (22 april 1915), when 177 tons (180.000kg)
of chlorine were released from cylinders over a front of 6 km...

Battle of Verdun (1916) In terms of casulties and the
sheer suffering of combatants, Verdun has good claim
to being one of the most terrible battles of history...

Battle of Stalingrad (1942-43) This entered the realm
of legend almost as soon as the guns fell silent in the
vast industrial city on the river Wolga on 2 february 1943.
As the closest and bloodiest battle on the eastern front,
it was a German disaster and a Sovjet triumph...

Battles of Cassino (1944) “Monte Cassino”
Cassino cost Allies some 49.000 killed and wounded.
Although the Germans also lost heavily, they succeeded
In disengaging without being cut off. Many observers were
Reminded of WW1, and some Germans thought conditions
at Cassino were even worse than at Stalingrad...

Battle of Kursk (1943) The greatest tank battle in history,
but also an important air battle. Through an inferno of
blazing armoured vehicles and scorched and shattered bodies
surrounded by shell-cases and stale bread this battle is concidered
a Sovjet “Pyrrhus” victory...

Battle of Sevastopol (1941-42) “Crimea campaign”
By november 1941 the Germans had captured all the Crimea
apart from Sevastopol, surrounded by forts with armoured
emplacements burried deep in concrete and rock.
Sevastopol fell after 250 days of siege on 4 july, only
after the Germans used toxic gas to kill the Sovjets
in their underground installations. One of the few times
in WW2 when chemical weapons were used...

Battle of Chosin Resevoir (1950) Korean War
Battle in the Korean War, shortly after Chinese entry into the conflict.
Large numbers of Chinese soldiers swept across the Yalu river,
encircling the United Nation (UN) troops at the Chosin Reservoir.
A brutal battle in freezing weather followed, ultimately resulting in
a pyrrhic victory for the Chinese, as they incurred very heavy losses
resisting the fighting withdrawal of the Allied Marines...

Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954) First Indochina War
“Operation Castor” occurred in 1954 between Viet Minh forces under
Vo Nguyen Giap and French airborne and Foreign Legion forces.
The battle was fought near the village of Dien Bien Phu in northern
Vietnam and became the last battle between the French and the
Vietnamese in the First Indochina War which had begun in 1946.

Battle of Hue (1968) Tet offensive, Vietnam War
The heaviest fighting of the Vietnam war took place in the city of Hue,
durring the Tet offensive. Specifically clearing the modern industrial part
of the city, on the banks of the river Perfume, reguired intense house
to house fighting. After two months of struggle the US Marines
controlled the city and had their victory, one of few in this war
dominated by North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces...
July 21st, 2005  
Many of the Battles during WW2 on the Eastern Front where extremely bloody affairs, with no quarter given or asked. Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and the Crimea were all fought to the bitter end and involved at least a million men apiece.
July 22nd, 2005  
What about Okinawa or Iwo Gumia (spelling please)

But i belive the fiercest battle has to be something in the American civil war. Bunch of wooden toothed bastards standing 25 yards apart trading lead, all of them believing in an ideal that strongly is quite impressive.
July 23rd, 2005  
Originally Posted by Rabs
What about Okinawa or Iwo Gumia (spelling please).
Iwo Jima.
July 24th, 2005  
yeah, as Rabs said, none of these are the fiercest, but theyr up there, but Guadalcanal, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, any of those. the battle of the bulge, not the fiercest, but it should be mentioned.
July 25th, 2005  
I would say Gettysburg or operation "Overlord" aka D-Day.