The Second World War lasting from 1939 to 1945 was one of the deadliest events in the history of humankind. The war that devoured over 60 million lives across the globe, saw may battles that were lost and won by the two warring sides. Some lasted for minutes while others went on for months and even years. Here are the 10 major battles fought during the Second World War.  10. Battle of Kursk, July to August 1943 The Battle of Kursk was fought during the Second World War from July to August 1943. It was a series of offensives between the German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk, 450 kilometers South West of Moscow. Operation Citadel was the German codename for the offensive. [&hellip

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World War I (WWI), known as the Great War or simply World War until the second war, was the darkest hour in history. Starting from 28 July 1914 and ending on 11 November 1918, more than 100 battles were fought in this war. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians fell victim to it, some battles claiming more lives than the other. Among them, following 10 are the most destructive of the battles fought. 10. Hundred Days Offensive Hundred Days Offensive was a series of offensive delivered by the Allies. Spring Offensive of March to July, 1918 had advanced Germans Deep into France. They were only about 75km away from Paris. However, this speedy penetration had left them lacking in ammunition and food while [&hellip

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Human history has seen the rise and fall of a number of effective and lethal military forces. But, it rarely gets any better than the mighty Gurkhas when it comes to taking the fight to the enemies in the most unforgiving terrains. On the exterior, the Gurkhas are disarmingly quiet, peaceful, and always seen bearing a wide smile. But when someone comes threatening down their doors, their offensive demeanor and sharp khukuris are enough to send the biggest of adversaries into retreat. The Great Britain’s East India Company was one of the first to witness the wrath of enraged Gurkhas. The conflict ended with the British hastily striking a peace deal with them, and having realized their mighty, they started recruiting the Gurkhas into the [&hellip

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The pop culture movie references and depictions of pirates may have led us to think of their lifestyle as stylish and lavish (and brimming with a whole lot of pirate talk), but the life of a real pirate used to be full of vivid violence and risks. Not so long ago, when a major portion of trade between nations was carried out through the route of seas, the saline waters thrived with pirates who pounced on every opportunity to rob a shipping vessel that was not their own. Though the emergence of sea pirates dates far back to the time when the first of the trading routes between nations were established, it was the so called golden period of piracy – a period between 15th [&hellip

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Exactly a hundred and one years ago, on June 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo. But again, Europe had witnessed a number of high profile assassinations in the preceding years – a chain of assassinations that had shocked everyone alike, but none of them had led to a major inevitable crisis. It was this incident that sent ripples all over Europe and set off a series of events that led to the Great War – an armed conflict so violent and massive that over 17 million people lost their lives in a period of over 4 years. To pinpoint a single assassination as the cause of this war would be historically insufficient and [&hellip

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