Winner: Although the Allies had an extremely successful evacuation, the German forces still overtook both Dunkirk and the rest of France.
Deaths: Allies: 68,000 Axis: 20,000
Long-term effect: The British evacuation of Dunkirk allowed prevented a catastrophic blow to the British army that would have taken years to recover from, and proved to Americans that the British could end German rule in Europe with their help.
Battle of Dunkirk
Battle of Coral Sea
Head of Allies: Admiral Frank J Fletcher
Head of Axis: Major General Tomitaro Horii
Winner: Both declared it a victory
Deaths: Allies: 500 Axis: 1000
Long-term effect: It was a precursor to how naval battles would be fought in the future, as aircraft carriers could fight one another from distances of nearly 200 miles. The Allies also held on to Port Moresby, an important naval base.
The Philippines Campaign
Head of Allies: General Douglas MacArthur
Head of Axis: General Masaharu Homma
Deaths: Allies: 45,000 Axis: 17,000- 19,000
Long-term Effect: The Philippines Campaign was an Axis victory, but it was very important that the Allied forces were able to hold them off for so long because not only did Japan have to spend much more resources and manpower than they otherwise would have, but Japan's plans to take control of other parts of south Asia were significantly slowed down.
July 1- 27, 1942
Head of Allies: Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck
Head of Axis: Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel
Deaths: Allies 175,000 Axis: 80,000
Long-term effect: The battle caused the Allies to lose control of Tobruk, and made Winston Churchill absolutely furious.
Battle of Gazala
Head of Allies: Neil Metheun Ritchie
Head ofAxis: Erwin Rommel
Deaths: Allies: 13,250 Axis: 17,000
Long-term effect: The Axis invasion was halted, but this was just a standstill in Egypt, postponing the situation until resumption in September, for the second battle of El-Alamein. This battle effected the overall war by delaying the outcome of who got Egypt.
Battle of El Alamein
May- June, 1942
Sep 27-30, 1943
Head of Allies: Maj. Gen. Matthew Ridgway, Lt. Col. William 0. Darby
Head of Axis: Colonel Walter Schöll
Deaths: Allies: 300
Long-term effect: It allowed the Allies to easily take over the parts of Italy that they needed in order to focus on defeating the Axis powers across the rest of Europe
Battle of Naples
Battle of Monte Cassino
Jan- May, 1944
July 21- Aug 10, 1944
Battle of Guam
Head of Allies: Major General Roy S. Geiger
Head of Axis:Japanese Lt. General Takeshi Takashima, Japanese Lt. General Hideyoshi Obata
Deaths: Axis: 18,000 Allies: 3,000
Long-term effect: It reclaimed territory that Japan had taken from America, cut off support for Axis powers in the Pacific, and secured an important base for the Allies were B-29 bombers could take off for Japan.adipiscing elit.
Head of Allies: Lucien Truscott
Head of Axis: Albert Kesselring
Deaths: Allies 60,000 Axis: 20.000
Long-term effect: This win for the Allied overall was a large push for the troops to head toward Rome for their next battle. The Allied's trip to Rome was planned to be easier and less of a worry because they had no enemies left on their trip to Rome.