The two world wars are a bit sparsely catered for though. Is it still under construction?
Now I'm going to have to rack around in the attic for an old pre-war book of my dads that has all the Great war trench positions with London street names that I haven't looked through for... 30 years or more.
So what is a great battle anyway? In my mind it's a resounding success with the scent of complete victory won, or to be soon won by way of dictating how the war is then controlled to an end.
I would plump for the Battle Of The Atlantic during WW2. No doubt the Yanks would plump for The Battle for The Pacific or the one where they got shut of the Brits. Which battle would the Scots vote for? And all you ever hear the Irish talk about is The Battle Of The Boyne. So it will be horses for courses I guess.
Quickbeam. Looking at the battles in your link, it seems to ignore such as the taking of Gibraltar, and it misses out a lot of the WW1 stalemates. Of course I mentioned in my previous post what were primarily naval battles. Sorry about that.
As this is a British Army oriented poll, I think in WW2 El Alemein and Normandy would rate highly as turning points, as would Kohima. WW1 may have been bloody but decisive battles were rare. If other fighting units are included the battle of Britain was decisive , as was the Atlantic. Gibraltar was a great battle in its day, as were others , but there have been many defeats too, such as Singapore, Dunkirk, the US War of Independence and the war with USA of 1814.