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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Mar 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

What is your favorite military operation of WWII?

(Must include the word Operation in the title. For example: Operation Halyard)

thosmoss06 Mar 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

Operation Market Garden.

Coolest toys, most epic combination of combined arms and cross-nationality. Shakespearian flaws in key personalities. Exciting moments of action, heroism, and even noble respect from opposing sides. A few great one-liners. Compassionate civilians doing what they can for humanity's good, while their homes are being shot apart. Great resources for interviews, to talk with the people who were there. Even Sean Connery was merely one of a cast of hundreds, in the movie.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Operation Watchtower (Guadalcanal)

JimDuncanUK06 Mar 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Battle of the Atlantic.

All the rest would have been pointless had we lost this one.

I'm sure it had at least one 'operation' but it was so much bigger than that.

Bob the Temple Builder06 Mar 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Operation Uranus (Russian counter-stroke at Stalingrad).

foxweasel06 Mar 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

Operation Chastise.

Incredibly brave men, a slightly better than a 1 in 2 chance of survival. Never mind the revisionist nonsense that the raid didn't achieve much, it lifted the spirits of the allies and is still a much loved and talked about Op today. Also a really good film, with a genuine war hero playing the lead, does it really need a remake? And my local pub is named after it "The Dambusters"

DeRuyter06 Mar 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

Given the two recent (award winning) films:

Operation Dynamo

rhacelt06 Mar 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Operation Barbarossa, it started off so many things.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away06 Mar 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Chariot. Classic British wartime combination of pluck and ingenuity.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

Operation Watch on the Rhine, a.k.a. the Battle of the Bulge.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

Operation Neptune – "the beginning of the end."

Jim

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation, the fall of Berlin.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
https://bunkermeister.blogspot.com

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

Overlord

KSmyth06 Mar 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Another vote for Operation Chariot: The Raid on St. Nazaire. An incredibly gutsy operation that actually achieved its ends despite the losses.

My friend Dave and I ran a St. Nazaire scenario at Enfilade a few years back. It was cool.

Lascaris06 Mar 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

Operation Watchtower. Combines surface action, carrier battles, ground and air combat. One stop shopping.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 4:53 p.m. PST

Operation Wacht am Rhein. Tanks, lots of tanks.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Mar 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

Overlord followed by Cobra

William Ulsterman06 Mar 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Operation Compass – there was still life in the old dog.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Mar 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Battle of the Atlantic.

Not an operation

Operation Barbarossa

Unternehmen is not Operation

Wacht am Rhein

ditto

BW195906 Mar 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

Operation Torch

link

Allied invasion of Vichy-French north Africa

Brits and Yanks vs Vichy French, German, & Italian forces

Pizzagrenadier06 Mar 2018 7:15 p.m. PST

Fall Gelb, hands down for me.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

anything north Africa

Torch
Compass
Crusader

Festerfest06 Mar 2018 11:32 p.m. PST

Petticoat. I especially like when they steal the pig.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 1:17 a.m. PST

Operation Citadel. Anything with so many tanks has to rate high!

Richard Baber07 Mar 2018 1:20 a.m. PST

BW1959 – no Germans or Italians involved vs Torch – they weren`t even in that part of North Africa until it was over. Then they were rushed into Tunisia ;)

My personal favourite is – Operation Exporter (Syria/Lebanon 1941)

4th Cuirassier07 Mar 2018 1:20 a.m. PST

Operation Warboard and the epic fight at Pont de la Croix between Panthers and Shermans, all 1/87 and none of them painted.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

Operation Gunnerside.

Operation Gunnerside was later evaluated by SOE as the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II.

But I also second market garden.

deephorse07 Mar 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

Unternehmen is not Operation

It pretty much is.

Unternehmen
(ʊntɐˈneːmən )
neuter noun
Word forms:Unternehmens, genitive
Word forms:Unternehmen, plural
(= Firma) business, concern, enterprise
(= Aktion, Vorhaben) undertaking, enterprise, venture
(military) operation

collinsdictionary.com

Fingerspitzengefuhl07 Mar 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

Unternehmen = Operation
Fall = Case/plan

My understanding case is a scoping excersise COA and Unternehmen refers to a fully staffed plan capable of execution

Rich Bliss07 Mar 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

Operation Battleaxe

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

Operation Dynamo

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Mussolinis rescue

dvyws907 Mar 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Operation Mincemeat.

Simple, devious and brilliant.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

Operation Totalise

Canadians birth the Kangaroos!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Operation Centerboard

It ended WWII.

GreenLeader Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Operation Thursday

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

1. Operation Torch
2. Operation Barbarosa
3. Operation Sea Lion (Glad that never happened.)

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

Crusader- First Brit victory over Rommel's DAK

Russ Lockwood09 Mar 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

Operation Cobra

Walking Sailor10 Mar 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

Operation Magic Carpet

catavar10 Mar 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Market-Garden in the west.
Operation Berlin in the east.

Last Hussar14 Mar 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

Chariot – fantastic piece of daring – "The greatest Raid of all"
Market Garden – It does indeed have everything.

But especially
Mincemeat and Fortitude.
Battles are battles are battles. These were 3 dimensional chess

GoodOldRebel Inactive Member16 Mar 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Gypsy Baron

Monophagos Inactive Member28 Mar 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

Operation Jericho. Mosquitoes bringing down the wall of Amiens prison so inmates could escape…

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