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what was the largest british battle

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#1 darkdagger01



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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:14 AM

i would like to know what was the largest british battle of ww2 was it el almein d day etc

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:51 AM

How are you defining 'largest' ie greatest success, number of troops engaged, etc ? :confused:
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:05 PM


At least I've hear that was the largest British land campaign of the war… but maybe it's bollocks! :confused:
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:53 PM

As Martin says, define largest. Also who are you including in this calculation, British troops alone, or are the members of the Empire and Commonwealth to be included? Also are we talking land battles only?

If it is just British, then Normandy is probably top of the list, followed by the Battle of France in 1940. Most of Britain other campaign included a sizable element of Empire and Commonwealth forces.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:26 AM

If you include the Battle of the Atlantic as a 'battle' then it should be the largest in area and perhaps the longest in time. I have no idea how many British souls were involved in that 'battle' but the number must have been large and the resources deployed also comparatively large.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:50 AM

If you count the Battle of the Atlantic then you have to include Bomber Commands Battle of Berlin. Thousands died in that battle too.
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