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SC World War II
Month in which WWII began
City in which Britain, France and Germany did a deal over Czechoslovakia in September 1938
Term for policy of giving Hitler what he wanted so as to avoid war.
British PM at beginning of WWII
Year in which Hitler came to power
Famous German dive-bomber
Messerschmitt 109 was a: dive-bomber, fighter, bomber
Year in which Hitler occupied the whole of Czechoslovakia
Abbreviation for Nazi Brownshirts
Was Kristallnacht a pogrom, a putsch or a synagogue?
Hatred of Jews: Anti-___________
In the interwar period was the USA interventionist, abolitionist or isolationist?
Failed international organisation between the wars: the ________ of Nations
Dictator of Fascist Italy
This 1919 treaty greatly embittered many Germans
Anschluss refers to Germany's occupation of ______________
German word meaning 'lightning war'
The lull on the Western Front in 1939-40 was called the ________ war
The Maginot ________ was in France
Forest through which the Germans launched a surprise attack in May 1940 and December 1944
Port from which British and French troops were evacuated to Britain in 1940
Commander of the Free French: Charles de ________
The French puppet government established in 1940 was based on the town of ___________
'This was their __________ hour'
The heavy bombing of British cities in 1940-1 was known as the ________
The ___________ will always get through
Germany's plan to invade Britain was called Operation ________
Two main types of British fighter in Battle of Britain: Spitfire and ________
Were Heinkel, Dornier and Junkers famous as: Nazis, aircraft or battles?
Head of the German air force
Head of Nazi propaganda
At the beginning of WWII, which country controlled Libya?
Was Germany's defeat in the Battle of Britain sealed when they switched to attacking London, radar stations or airfields?
Which was the first battle of the war involving Australian soldiers? Sedan, Alamein, Bardia, Tobruk
Who commanded the Germans in the desert war?
British commander at El Alamein
Was the Australian division that fought at Tobruk and Alamein the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th?
The defenders of Tobruk called themselves the '________ of Tobruk'
Australian and New Zealand troops could not prevent the fall of this country in 1941
Commander of the 'Rats of Tobruk'
Island captured by German paratroops
The German troops in North Africa were called the 'Afrika _______'
The Australians in Tobruk were told to 'besiege the ________'
German word for submarine
Great German battleship sunk in 1941
In August 1939 Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with _________
Policy of denying resources to an enemy: _________ earth
Hitler wanted the Caucasus region of the USSR for its ________
Stalingrad lay on the ________ River
Hitler's chief objectives in 1941 were the cities of Moscow and _______________
Stalin's best general
Germany invaded the USSR on 22 ________ 1941
Was the role of Einsatzgruppen to administer, fight or exterminate?
Was 'Bolshevik' another name for Communist, Jew or Commissar?
In WWII were 'partisans' police, pilots or guerrillas?
Rough percentage of Soviet POWs who died in captivity: 25, 33, 50, 80
General who surrendered at Stalingrad - ________
Was Vasili Zaitsev a famous pilot, sniper, general or politician?
A type of Soviet tank which shocked the Germans in 1941 was the T-___
German air force
Was the greatest tank battle in history Normandy, Kursk, the Bulge or Alamein?
What type of weapons were the Tiger and Panther?
Which country did Churchill describe as the 'soft underbelly of Europe'?
In which year did Italy surrender to the Allies?
Instead of Precision bombing, did the RAF concentrate on 'power', 'tactical' or 'area' bombing?
Was the P-51 Mustang's most significant asset its range, firepower, speed or altitude?
Hitler talked of his Atlantic Wall, or '_______ Europe' in the lead-up to D-Day
D-Day was ___ June 1944
Was the D--Day operation codename 'Anvil', 'Torch' or 'Overlord'?
Was D-Day in Brittany, Paris, Dunkirk or Normandy?
Gold, Juno and Sword were British________
The landing which came closest to defeat on D-Day was at _________ Beach.
While the fighting in France went on in 1944, the Red Army destroyed the German Army Group ____
Eastern European city which rose against the Germans in August 1944
The capture of the bridge at Arnhem was an attempt to cross the _______
Was the V-2 a plan, a jet or a missile?
Which did the Germans NOT invent: jet, assault-rifle, snorkel, radar
Hitler's offensive in December 1944 is usually called the Battle of the ______
Great defensive battle won by the Americans in the Ardennes: Arnhem, Carentan, Cassino, Bastogne
Leaders of the Big Three for most of the war: Stalin, Churchill and ______________
Codename for plot to kill Hitler - name of a movie about that subject
Chuikov was a Soviet general who led Red Army troops to famous victories in Stalingrad and ______
Hitler killed himself on 30 ______ 1945
The members of the Tripartite Pact (1940) were Germany, Italy and ________
Year in which Pearl Harbor was attacked
Was Pearl Harbor attacked on 22 June, 11 September, or 7 December?
Island on which Pearl Harbor is a base
Australia's defence against Japan was initially based on the '________ Strategy'
Australia lost most of the ____ Division in the defence of Malaya, Singapore and other islands
15 ________ 1942 was the date on which Singapore fell to the Japanese
The Australian commander in Singapore, Gordon ________, controversially escaped from the island before it surrendered.
Proportion of Australian POWs who did not survive Japanese captivity: one-________
The first air raid on Darwin occurred on 19 February ________
Australian Prime Minister for most of WWII: John________
Was the death toll from the bombing of Darwin approximately: 50, 250, 700 or 1200?
During the course of the war how many air raids did Darwin endure? 24, 44 or 64?
How many Japanese midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour in May 1942?
Did the midget submarines in Sydney sink a ferry, a cruiser or nothing?
Japanese submarines bombarded Sydney and which other Australian town?
Immediately before he came to Australia, where had General MacArthur been in command?
Which of these terms was NOT used for Australian troops whose sole task was to defend Australian soil: AIF, CMF, militia
Port Moresby was saved from capture by the battle of the ________ Sea
At the battle of ________ Japan lost four aircraft carriers
The Japanese tried to capture Port Moresby by crossing Papua on the ________ Track.
Japanese ground forces suffered their first major defeat at the battle of ________ Bay in August-September 1942
Were the Australians MacArthur's spearhead force in 1943, 1944 or 1945?
Main US bomber used against Japanese home islands from late 1944: the B-___
In the last stages of the war Australian troops were reduced to '________-up' isolated but hard-fighting Japanese garrisons.
Japanese suicide missions
Were one, none or all of these places on the Kokoda Track? Isurava, Imita, Deniki
________ Wuzzies was a term given to locals who helped the Australians in Papua
Which of these places was a Japanese base in New Guinea: Truk, Tarawa, Buna
The Nazis murdered approximately ________ million Jews
Shoah is a term used by Jews for the wartime ________
Is 'eugenics' a term connected with tactics, race, codebreaking or rationing?
German term for Night of the Broken Glass, November 1938
Term for small urban areas where Germans confined Jews
Most famous Nazi extermination camp:________
SS killing squads in Russia were called '________'
At Wannsee in January 1942 the Nazis decided on a '______ __________ to the Jewish question'
Under the Nazis, all Jews were required to wear a ________ of David
The ________ Declaration of July 1945 threatened Japan with destruction if it did not surrender
Codename for the American project to build the atomic bomb: The ________ Project
Two physicists, Leo Szilard and Albert ________ encouraged Roosevelt to build the bomb
US President who permitted the dropping of the A-bombs
The battle of Iwo Jima is remembered largely because of a photo of marines holding a ________
Japanese island taken in bloody and huge-scale fighting in April-June 1945: ________
The Allied plan to invade Japan in 1945 was called 'Operation __________'
The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan was called 'Little ______'
The atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and ________
Month in which the atomic bombs were dropped
Name of the emperor of Japan in World War II
Which was most appealing to early Australian recruits: AIF, CMF, RAAF, RAN?
What was the derogatory nickname given to militiamen, who were said to 'melt in the sun'?
War involving all aspects of society came to be called '________ war'
The ________ Convention offered protection to prisoners of war
An infamous building proect involving POWs was the ________ Railway
'Weary' ________ was an Australian doctor famous for courageously helping and protecting prisoners of the Japanese
The National ________ Act gave the Federal government strong powers in wartime
Brawl between Australian and Amercan servicemen in November 1942: the Battle of ________
Confining people associated with an enemy nation to camps is called:________
The WAAAF, AWAS, and WRANS were all organisations for ________
Was the Australian Women's Land Army chiefly concerned with agriculture, administration or manufacture?
Aborigines could join the armed forces only if they were of 'substantially ________ descent'
Reg ________ was the frst Aboriginal to become an Australian army officer
Len Waters was the RAAF's only Aboriginal ________
Was Australia's PM at the end of WWII Curtin, Menzies, Lyons or Chifley?
A leading figure in the establishment of the United Nations was the Australian, 'Doc' ________
The main POW camp in Singapore was called ________
Was Sandakan the site of a battle, massacre or conference?
The main Japanese fighter plane, the ________ outperformed all its opponents early in the Pacific War
At the same time as the Kokoda campaign, were the Japanese fighting the Americans at Guadalcanal, Leyte or Tarawa?