Pages of History (August)

In this month’s Pages of History you’ll find yourself at the centre of events that happened at numerous battlefronts. Battle for Britain, Falaise Pocket, Invasion of Kuwait and Operation Barbarossa — participate in battles using the vehicles that were used in these historic events and receive prizes!

From August 1st until August 31st you’ll be offered 8 tasks consecutively. Completing each will reward you with a trophy, completing all of them earns you a unique player icon.

During the Falaise operation, David Currie was a major in the Canadian army. He led the assault and held position at St. Lamber from where a significant part of German forces tried to flee the pocket. Despite the Wehrmacht forces being more numerous, Currie’s tactical decisions and leadership skills allowed the Canadians to destroy over 500 and capture over 2000 enemy soldiers. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, becoming the only member of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps to receive it.

David Currie

You can immediately purchase the profile icon for Golden Eagles until September 3rd, 11:30 GMT without completing tasks. Click Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History (August).

Trophy reward for each task

Completion of each individual task will bring you a trophy with one of the following rewards:

  • 20-50% RP booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 20-50% SL booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 3-5 universal backup vehicles;
  • 1 day of premium account;
  • A random camouflage for ground vehicles (out of the selection of camouflages currently obtainable in game for completing tasks, or purchasing with Golden Eagles).

Other terms

  • Tasks are available from 11:00 GMT until 11:30 GMT on the final day of each task.
  • Tasks can be completed in random battles, except for “Assault” mode.

August 1st — August 4th

Battle of the Bridges

At the beginning of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, neither side was ready for a serious confrontation: The Kuwaiti army wasn’t even mobilised, and Iraqis expected no resistance and loaded their tanks with HE shells instead of SABOT. In the morning of August 2nd a small group of Kuwaiti forces met the enemy at the bridges across a highway near Al Jahra and began shelling with little to no response. In a few hours, elite Iraqi forces arrived, but even they drove past the enemy at first, allowing Kuwaitis to keep shelling and retreat when their ammo reserves were almost depleted.

August 4th — August 8th

Spas-Demenskaya operation

After falling back from the Rzhev-Vyazma salient in 1943 the Wehrmacht forces entrenched in Western Russia, and on August 7th, the Red Army began the Smolensk offensive operation to free the occupied territories. Fierce battles that lasted for two weeks near Spas-Demensk ended with a USSR victory.

August 9th — August 12th

Tartu offensive

After the successful Narva operation in 1944 the USSR army kept advancing through Estonia. The next major city that it retook from the Wehrmacht was Tartu in the east of the country. The land route to it was blocked by lake Peipus, so the Soviets launched an amphibious assault over the lake that allowed them to strike the enemy from the rear.

August 12th — August 16th

Falaise pocket

In mid August of 1944 the Allies encircled a large group of German forces in a pocket under Falaise in Normandy. This was a direct result of Adolf Hitler personally commanding his army, insisting on counterattacks and forbidding them to retreat. As the pocket closed, over 10 000 German soldiers were killed, over 50 000 were captured, and the Battle for Normandy ended in a decisive Allied victory.

August 17th — August 20th

The Hardest day

In August of 1940 the Luftwaffe aimed to destroy RAF Fighter Command to establish air superiority over Britain. The attack on airfields on August 13th, the Adlertag, failed, but five days later another attempt was made. August 18th was later named The Hardest Day by the British, as one of the largest air battles ever took place on that day. The British pilots took down twice as many aircraft as the Luftwaffe, but lost many fighters on the ground due to bombings, making overall vehicle losses almost equal.

August 20th — August 23rd

Kozelsk offensive

On August 22nd, 1942 the Red Army attempted to encircle the German forces under Kozelsk. The counteroffensive failed: the Soviets lost 500 tanks and four times as many soldiers as the defending Germans, having only pushed the front line back 6-8 km.

August 24th — August 27th

Liberation of Paris

After their triumph in Normandy the Allies moved to Paris. Already on August 19th the French Resistance began the fight for the city against German and Vichy forces. After the US and Free France forces entered Paris on the evening of August 24th, the battle was over in mere hours. Military Governor Dietrich von Choltitz refused to destroy the city as Hitler ordered and surrendered to the Allies.

August 28th— August 31st

Yelninskaya operation

During the invasion of the German forces into the USSR as a part of Operation Barbarossa, the Wehrmacht occupied a large salient near Yelnya in Western Russia that could be used as a foothold for an attack on Moscow. The Soviet command decided to eliminate the salient, and on August 30th, 1941 began a successful counteroffensive. Yelnya was retaken, but only for a month, as the Wehrmacht soon resumed its eastward push.


We never got an axis avatar so far. This is really limiting players of axis nations. Can’t you make some japanese admirals or famous air commanders as well as German ones?

I guess we forgot about the Atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th 1945

This question pops up frequently.

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[Event] Pages of History (June) (Feedback thread)

In this month’s Pages of History you’ll find yourself in the center of events that happened at numerous battlefronts. Two of the more important Pacific battles, the landings in Normandy, and the beginning of Operation Barbarossa — participate in…

You find there this quote by a dev:

We don’t plan to add avatars of the Axis countries in these events. There are serious fears of getting much more negative feedback from the general public than these infrequent requests.
There is no desire to figure out who is a Nazi, who is a war criminal, etc. They are all members of an aggressive military block, waged an offensive war and lost it, leaving a purely negative mark on history.

Read it and try to connect the dots…

Idk since when quoting out the old forum is worth to be flagged and hidden…just another abuse of flagging

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Glad to see a Canadian Profile photo this is probably one of the first one’s I’ll actually try for. It would be nice to have a list of the vehicles that are available for each 3 days as I may need to work towards/on some vehicles to make sure I can get the task complete in the time given.

Is there any place where you can make a suggestion for a character? Because I want an Roland Prosper “Bee” Beamont (basically the British Chuck Yaeger) in game.

This topic is a proper place :)


Hi i have an idea. When Hungarian tank tree added soon , from this i suggest a character for October: Tarczay Ervin a Hungarian tank ace.

Tasks (possible tasks)name:
First Battle of Kharkov
Siege of Sevastopol
Operation Little Saturn
Operation Star(Zvezda(3rd battle of Kharkov))

Operation Margarethe
Debrecen Offensive
Siege of Budapest
Operation Spring Awakening


Well then: here is my Suggestion:
Ronald Prosper “Bee” Beaumont
He was born in 1920 in Enfield, initially failed his school certificate but was able to apply for a short service commission with the RAF. So after conducting training he joined No.87 squadron in France as an pilot officer.
Initially he flew Hawker Hurricanes and distinguished himself during the Blitz. In 1941 he transfered to No.79 squadron as flight commander where he got a distinguished flying cross. In December 1941 his tour of duty ended and he joined Hawker as an Test Pilot. There he briefly took part in the development of the Typhoon before getting posted to No 609 Squadron, where he later was promoted to Squadron leader. With this squadron he developed the Typhoon into a night intruder and formidable ground attack aircraft. Mid 1943 he transitioned to the Hawker Tempest and formed the first Tempest equiped Wing (No.150). Their first sorties were ground attack sorties in 1944 in support of D-Day but soon he and the squadron would find themselves conducting Diver Patrols against V-1 bombs. By the end of the V1 campaign he shoot down 32 of them, with his wing accounting for 638 destroyed buzz bombs. In October 1944 the squadron was posted to Vokel in the Netherlands where he scored his 9th and final kill of the war. He was shot down on the 12th October and became a POW till the End of the war. After the War and a brief stint in the build up of escorts for Tiger force he would become a Test Pilot again this time at Gloster. Here he would fly Meteors and Vampires. In 1947 he moved to English Electric and flew the Canberra and later the Lightning. With this plane he would first exceed Mach 1 and later Mach 2 (claimed to be the first British aircraft to reach that speed). His last assignment as a Test Pilot was on the TSR 2 program which he also took to mach one this time without using afterburner. After working as flight operations director for the Tornado development he would retire in 1973. During retirement he would write a plethora of books. He died in 2001 at the age of 81 and was awarded the Belgian Croix de guerre posthumously in 2002.

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Hope this is not too long 😅

They already said no members from Axis countries would be added.

What a pity… because heroes fought in all side ;)