Battle of Hoth (Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) (2/9)

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The Battle of Hoth is another major battle featured in Star Wars, specifically in Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Unlike the Battle of Endor, the Battle of Hoth is a decisive victory for the Empire.

The battle begins when Darth Vader discovers the Rebel base on Hoth and launches a frontal attack with AT-AT Walkers, AT-ST Walkers, and a legion of Stormtroopers. The Rebels attempt to hold the line in the trenches and with speeders while the remainder of their forces evacuate in transport ships.

While the Rebels succeed in evacuating most of their forces and destroying two of the six AT-ATs, their defensive positions on the ground are quickly overrun. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and the droid C-3PO escape in the Millennium Falcon and are pushed by Darth Vader and his fleet of Star Destroyers for the rest of the film. Meanwhile, Luke escapes the battle as well and travels to the Dagobah system to receive training as a Jedi Knight from former Jedi Master Yoda.


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