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SC World War II in Europe

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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