Second World War quiz

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  • 1
    What year did Hitler become chancellor of Germany?
  • 2
    When did Britain and her allies declare war on Germany?
    1st September 1939
    1st September 1940
    30th August 1939
    9th December 1938
    3rd September 1939
  • 3
    Who commanded XIX. Panzerkorps during the Battle of France in 1940?
    Von Rundstedt
    Von Manstein
    Von Leeb
  • 4
    What was the date of Charles de Gaulle's famous speech to the French urging them to continue the fighting?
    18th July 1940
    22nd June 1940
    18th June 1940
    1st May 1945
    18th June 1941
  • 5
    What was the name given to the German aerial operation targeting British airfields commencing on 6th August 1940?
    Airfield Attack
    Operation Clover
    Operation Husky
    Eagle Day
    Hawk Day
  • 6
    Operation Barbarossa started on which date?
    6th June 1944
    22nd June 1941
    22nd June 1942
    22nd May 1941
    16th December 1944
  • 7
    What agreement did Hitler defy when the invasion of the USSR began?
    Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    Morotrop-Ribbentov Pact
    Geneva Convention
    Hitler-Stalin agreement
    The Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Tests Treaty
  • 8
    What infamous incident happened on 7th December 1941?
    Attack on Moscow
    Germany 6th Army lost in Stalingrad
    July Bomb Plot
    Invasion of Britain
    Attack on Pearl Harbour
  • 9
    Who won a decisive victory in the Battle of Midway in June 1942?
  • 10
    Who were the opposing commanders in the Battle of El Alamein in 1942?
    Rommel and Patton
    Von Manstein and Zhukov
    Von Manstein and Montgomery
    Rommel and Montgomery
    Von Bock and Liddell Hart
  • 11
    What major Russian city did Germany attempt to capture between the 17th of July 1942 and the 2nd of February 1943?
  • 12
    What river was the eastern boundary of the city of Stalingrad?
    River Volga
    River Don
    River Pettoril
    River Elbe
    River Dnieper
  • 13
    Where did the allies invade in operation husky in 1943?
  • 14
    Who was the Allied commander in the Philippines?
  • 15
    What was the objective of Operation Overlord?
    To reach Berlin
    To reach a provisional line between Caen and Bayeux
    To secure Beachheads in Normandy with the D-day landings
    To reach the River Seine and liberate Paris
    The complete destruction of German forces
  • 16
    What airborne division landed near Arnhem, with the intention of taking the town and the bridge intact?
    British 6th Airborne Division
    British 1st Airborne Division
    USA 101st Airborne Division
    Canadian 1st Airborne Battalion
    USA 82nd Airborne Division
  • 17
    What was significant about the Battle of Kursk in 1943?
    It brought about the destruction of Soviet forces in the field
    It was the largest airborne operation ever
    It was the largest naval engagement ever
    It was the largest tank battle ever
    It was the largest aerial operation ever
  • 18
    What does the 'Battle of the Bulge' refer to?
    The Soviet destruction of the German 6th Army in the Kessel of Stalingrad
    Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk
    Hermann Goerings weight problem
    A battle that took place in the region of Oviedo in Spain during the Spanish Civil war
    A German counter offensive in the Ardennes region
  • 19
    What was the date of the German surrender and the end of the war in Europe?
    3rd September 1939
    7th May1944
    7th March 1945
    16th December 1944
    7th May 1945
  • 20
    What two Japanese cities were the only major settlements in history to be bombed using an atomic bomb?
    Tokyo and Nagasaki
    Hiroshima and Tokyo
    Hiroshima and Kyoto
    Tokyo and Kyoto
    Nagasaki and Hiroshima
  • 21
    What type of tank is this?
    What type of tank is this?
    Panzer Mk. IV
    Panzer Mk. VI Tiger
    M4A1 Sherman
  • 22
    What type of plane is this?
    What type of plane is this?
    P51 Mustang
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Meschersmitt bf 109 E
    Hawker Hurricane
    Hawker Typhoon
  • 23
    What ship is this
    What ship is this
    HMS Invincible
    KMS Bismarck
    HMS Ark Royal
    USS Washington
    KMS Tirpitz
  • 24
    What make of gun is this?
    What make of gun is this?
    M1 Garand
    Lee Enfield Rifle
    Mp 40
    98K Mauser
    Thompson sub machine gun
  • 25
    Who is this?
    Who is this?
    General Eisenhower
    Field Marshall Montgomery
    General Patton
    Field Marshall von Manstein
    General Guderian

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