September

Month in which WWII began

Munich

City in which Britain, France and Germany did a deal over Czechoslovakia in September 1938

Appeasement

Term for policy of giving Hitler what he wanted so as to avoid war.

Chamberlain

British PM at beginning of WWII

1933

Year in which Hitler came to power

Stuka

Famous German dive-bomber

FIghter

Messerschmitt 109 was a: dive-bomber, fighter, bomber

1939

Year in which Hitler occupied the whole of Czechoslovakia

SA

Abbreviation for Nazi Brownshirts

Pogrom

Was Kristallnacht a pogrom, a putsch or a synagogue?

Semitism

Hatred of Jews: Anti-___________

Isolationist

In the interwar period was the USA interventionist, abolitionist or isolationist?

League

Failed international organisation between the wars: the ________ of Nations

Mussolini

Dictator of Fascist Italy

Versailles

This 1919 treaty greatly embittered many Germans

Austria

Anschluss refers to Germany's occupation of ______________

Blitzkrieg

German word meaning 'lightning war'

Tank

Panzer means______

Phoney

The lull on the Western Front in 1939-40 was called the ________ war

Line

The Maginot ________ was in France

Ardennes

Forest through which the Germans launched a surprise attack in May 1940 and December 1944

Dunkirk

Port from which British and French troops were evacuated to Britain in 1940

Gaulle

Commander of the Free French: Charles de ________

Vichy

The French puppet government established in 1940 was based on the town of ___________

Finest

'This was their __________ hour'

Blitz

The heavy bombing of British cities in 1940-1 was known as the ________

bomber

The ___________ will always get through

Sealion

Germany's plan to invade Britain was called Operation ________

Hurricane

Two main types of British fighter in Battle of Britain: Spitfire and ________

Aircraft

Were Heinkel, Dornier and Junkers famous as: Nazis, aircraft or battles?

Goering

Head of the German air force

Goebbels

Head of Nazi propaganda

Italy

At the beginning of WWII, which country controlled Libya?

London

Was Germany's defeat in the Battle of Britain sealed when they switched to attacking London, radar stations or airfields?

Bardia

Which was the first battle of the war involving Australian soldiers? Sedan, Alamein, Bardia, Tobruk

Rommel

Who commanded the Germans in the desert war?

Montgomery

British commander at El Alamein

9th

Was the Australian division that fought at Tobruk and Alamein the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th?

Rats

The defenders of Tobruk called themselves the '________ of Tobruk'

Greece

Australian and New Zealand troops could not prevent the fall of this country in 1941

Morshead

Commander of the 'Rats of Tobruk'

Crete

Island captured by German paratroops

Korps

The German troops in North Africa were called the 'Afrika _______'

Besiegers

The Australians in Tobruk were told to 'besiege the ________'

U-boat

German word for submarine

Bismarck

Great German battleship sunk in 1941

Stalin

In August 1939 Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with _________

Scorched

Policy of denying resources to an enemy: _________ earth

Oil

Hitler wanted the Caucasus region of the USSR for its ________

Volga

Stalingrad lay on the ________ River

Leningrad

Hitler's chief objectives in 1941 were the cities of Moscow and _______________

Zhukov

Stalin's best general

June

Germany invaded the USSR on 22 ________ 1941

Exterminate

Was the role of Einsatzgruppen to administer, fight or exterminate?

Communist

Was 'Bolshevik' another name for Communist, Jew or Commissar?

Guerrillas

In WWII were 'partisans' police, pilots or guerrillas?

50

Rough percentage of Soviet POWs who died in captivity: 25, 33, 50, 80

Paulus

General who surrendered at Stalingrad - von ________

Sniper

Was Vasili Zaitsev was a famous pilot, sniper, general or politician?

34

A type of Soviet tank which shocked the Germans in 1941 was the T-___

Luftwaffe

German air force

Kursk

Was the greatest tank battle in history Normandy, Kursk, the Bulge or Alamein?

Tanks

What type of weapons were the Tiger and Panther?

Italy

Which country did Churchill describe as the 'soft underbelly of Europe'?

1943

In which year did Italy surrender to the Allies?

Area

Instead of Precision bombing, did the RAF concentrate on 'power', 'tactical' or 'area' bombing?

Range

Was the P-51 Mustang's most significant asset its range, firepower, speed or altitude?

Fortress

Hitler talked of his Atlantic Wall, or '_______ Europe' in the lead-up to D-Day

6

D-Day was ___ June 1944

Overlord

Was the D--Day operation codename 'Anvil', 'Torch' or 'Overlord'?

Normandy

Was D-Day in Brittany, Paris, Dunkirk or Normandy?

Beaches

Gold, Juno and Sword were British________

Omaha

The landing which came closest to defeat on D-Day was at _________ Beach.

Centre

While the fighting in France went on in 1944, the Red Army destroyed the German Army Group ____

Warsaw

Eastern European city which rose against the Germans in August 1944

Rhine

The capture of the bridge at Arnhem was an attempt to cross the _______

Missile

Was the V-2 a plan, a jet or a missile?

Radar

Which did the Germans NOT invent: jet, assault-rifle, snorkel, radar

Bulge

Hitler's offensive in December 1944 is usually called the Battle of the ______

Bastogne

Great defensive battle won by the Americans in the Ardennes: Arnhem, Carentan, Cassino, Bastogne

Roosevelt

Leaders of the Big Three for most of the war: Stalin, Churchill and ______________

Valkyrie

Codename for plot to kill Hitler - name of a movie about that subject

Berlin

Chuikov was a Soviet general who led Red Army troops to famous victories in Stalingrad and ______

April

Hitler killed himself on 30 ______ 1945

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