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52 terms

SC WWII 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
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
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 ________
Goering
Head of the Luftwaffe
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
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
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 ________