The Battle of Hoth was an invasion by Imperial forces at the beginning of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The Battle of Hoth was an invasion by Imperial forces of the remote ice planet Hoth, where the Rebel Alliance's Echo Base was located. It occurred in 3 ABY and was shown at the beginning of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.

After the Imperial fleet came out of hyperspace too close to Hoth, an attack force of AT-ATs was deployed. They succeeded in destroying the main power generator, after which orbital bombardments destroyed the base. The Rebel Alliance managed to escape, but suffered heavy losses.

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