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Old August 29th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #1

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Most epic battle/war/conflict in history


I just can't decide between the 2nd Punic War and the Battle of Britain. What do you think?
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Old August 29th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2

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The American Civil War.
WWII
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Old August 29th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #3

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I would most definitely say the Eastern front, World War 2.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #4

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I think the Winter war (tiny Finland vs the massive Soviet Union) should be a candidate.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #5

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You could pick many depending on your criteria;-

Epic 'stands' Rorkes Drift, Camerone, Wake Atoll not to mention Thermoplyae.

The Battle of Britain and Midway because crucial new ways of warfare come to the fore.

Stalingrad must be an epic as would Waterloo.

There are many more.

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Old August 29th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #6

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Imo, it is definitely Battle of Gallipoli...
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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #7

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Yeah, battle of Gallipoli is unfamous indeed, but truly epic. That was the kind of battles nationalism is built upon
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Kursk, the greatest tank battle
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Second Punic War. The "real" first world war.
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Second Punic War. The "real" first world war.
It wasn't a "world war" but it was indeed the first total war (unlike what Alexander did, which was pretty much Unilateral (I hope that's the right word).
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