Some of the urban battles of WW2 are among the most vicious military engagements in military history. Being a trap for armored vehicles and bristling with snipers and machine gun nests, cities delayed the advance of an army during a military operation offensive as they offered cover and protection to defending troops. Urban battles are characterized by being static, dangerous and treacherous, forcing the opposing forces to fight street by street and house to house, with a high number of casualties. Arranged in order of intensity and ferociousness, down below the list of WWII urban battles.

Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Berlin
Battle of Manila
Battle of Caen
Battle of Ortona
Battle of Cherbourg
Battle of Villers-Bocage
Battle of Heilbronn
Battle of Kassel
Battle of Hamburg

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