What was the first defeat of the Second World War (1939-1945) for the Axis powers, mainly Germany, Japan and Italy?

Answer: The failed Italian invasion of Greece in autumn 1940. The disastrous invasion was costly in terms of personnel and also that it weakened the Axis position in the North Africa campaign, the most vital theatre of the war at that time.

Source: Fateful Choices – Ten Decisions That Changed the World by Ian Kershaw

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