The two major historical turning points are the Battle of the Midway in 4-7th January 1942 and Stalingrad Battle between 1942 and 1943. The battle of Midway in 1942 occurred in the Central Pacific, where the Japanese had envisaged destroying the U.S. forces (Combs, 2012). However, the U.S had a good communication and command system and they were able to monitor and sink Japanese ships. On the other hand, the Battle of Stalingrad from 1942 and 1943 saw the Germans attack the Soviets and this resulted in more than 600,000 casualties (Combs, 2012). This was important because it was a turning point in Hitler’s campaign in the East. The battle also led to important strategies that were consequentially used in the war. The war resulted in the death of more than 4,000 German soldiers and thousands of civilians consequentially weakening Hitler’s aggressive strategy.