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The Battle of Hoth was a major event and a major victory for the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. The battle was an offensive by the Galactic Empire aimed at destroying the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base hidden on the remote arctic world Hoth. The base’s location was compromised when a viper probe droid deployed by Darth Vader landed on Hoth. When the fleet commanded by Admiral Kendal Ozzel entered the Hoth system, the Admiral inadvertently alerted the Alliance of the Imperial’s presence, giving the Rebels time to prepare for the necessary evacuation and raise the planetary shield.
The Imperial attack force was tasked with destroying Echo Base’s main power generator to allow orbital bombardment of the planet. Spearheading the defense of the generator was the elite rebel team known as Rogue Squadron.
Despite the efforts by Rogue Squadron, the power generator was eventually destroyed by The Empire. The remaining base personnel proceeded to evacuate, as the 501st Legion, led by Darth Vader, entered the base. It would prove a major victory for the Galactic Empire, and would heavily stymie the Rebels. The Alliance’s loss was so great at the time, at least one member of the 501st Legion considered the Battle of Hoth to be the end of the rebel movement.