1941: Royal Navy bombards Bardia in North Africa day and night.
1942: British forces take Bardia, along with 8,000 Axis prisoners.
1942: The Red Army achieves a breakthrough at Rzhev.
1942: Japanese troops enter Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite falls as US-Filipino forces retreat into the Bataan Peninsula.
1943: The allies finally take Buna in New
1943: Germans begin a withdrawal from the Caucasus.
1944: Hitler’s Chancellery is reported 75 per cent destroyed with many trapped in the shelters below after a direct hit during an RAF raid on Berlin. Wing Commander John Cunningham makes it 19-all with Wing Commander J. R. Braham in night-fighter air-ace's ‘league’.
1944: US Marines land at Saidor in northern New Guinea.
1945: Danish saboteurs wreck a V2 factory in Copenhagen.
1945: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey dies in plane crash near Paris and becomes the fourth prominent allied leader to die like this.
"Beat him down till he aint gettin back up!"