In this month’s Pages of History, you’ll be at the center of events that took place in different theaters of war. Many important battles ranging from the end of World War II, as well as major battles in the Middle East: take part in battles with the vehicles corresponding to these historic battles and receive prizes.
From February 1st until February 29th, you’ll be offered 8 tasks consecutively. Completing each will reward you with a trophy, and completing all of them will earn you a unique player icon.
Eugene Esmond was a Fleet Air Arm pilot during World War II. He earned the Distinguished Service Order for his participation in the attack on the German battleship Bismarck. On February 12th 1942, Esmond led a torpedo bomber squadron against a heavily defended German convoy crossing the Strait of Dover as part of Operation Cerberus. Left without cover, he continued the attack on enemy ships under heavy fire. As a result, his entire squad was destroyed with Esmond himself killed. For his heroism he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
You can immediately purchase this profile icon for Golden Eagles until March 3rd, 11:30 GMT without completing tasks. To find it, go to your Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History.
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).
- 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.
You can see a detailed description of what task is for what day and your overall progress by going to your Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History.
February 1st — February 4th
Battle of Manila
On February 3rd 1945 the battle for Manila, the capital of the Philippines, began. It took the superior US forces a month to liberate the city from Japanese troops, who fought to the last. For the Americans, these were the fiercest urban battles in the entire Pacific theater.
February 4th — February 7th
Battle of the Admin Box
In early 1944, there was much fighting on the border between Japanese-occupied Burma and British India. As part of a foray from the Japanese into Burma on February 5th, British troops were surrounded, but were able to quickly build a defense around the administrative area (which is why the place received the nickname “Admin box”). Thanks to the presence of tanks and a constant supply of supplies from the air, the Allies managed to hold out for 18 days until the starving Japanese were forced to retreat.
February 8th — February 11th
Lam Son 719
From February 8th to March 25th, 1971, South Vietnamese troops, under the cover of artillery and the US Air Force, carried out an operation in Laos to defeat North Vietnamese forces. The operation ended in failure: the Viet Cong continued to use supply routes through Laos, and the losses of US helicopters alone exceeded over a hundred.
February 11th — February 14th
From February 11th to 13th 1942, an operation took place to redeploy the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from Brest in western France to Germany. British attempts to intercept the convoy were made in haste: the bombers did not receive sufficient cover and suffered heavy losses without causing damage to the ships. Germany achieved its goals.
February 15th — February 18th
In the second half of February 1944, Army Group North made a successful attempt to stop the advance of Soviet troops into Estonia. The strengthened Wehrmacht forces successfully repelled the advance of the Red Army and inflicted huge losses on it. The USSR managed to take Narva only at the end of July.
February 19th — February 22nd
Battle of Kasserine Pass
The first major battle on the North African front involving American troops showed their inexperience and poor organization. On February 19th, 1943, Axis forces under the command of Field Marshal Rommel, who fled under Allied pressure to Tunisia, launched a counteroffensive — and achieved considerable success. Allied forces, especially US units, suffered huge losses and were forced to retreat tens of kilometers. This defeat delayed the end of the North African campaign by several months.
February 22nd — February 25th
After victory at the Bulge, the Allies advanced deeper into Germany. In early February 1945, the Germans opened the floodgates on the Ruhr River to stop the enemy advance. The American 9th Army only managed to cross the river on February 23rd, defeating the German troops and taking many prisoners.
February 26th — February 29th
Battle of Norfolk
On February 27th 1991, the largest tank battle in the Gulf War took place: more than 12 divisions took part in it. The international coalition won a resounding victory: the loss of equipment on its side amounted to tens of units, and on the Iraqi side — in the thousands.