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The World at War

written by: bas191
I hope I've found some interesting facts from WWII that I would like to share with you. This is my first quiz but I hope you will enjoy it. It is a short one since I also love to know how it is received. I think I did everything to make it a little challenging.

Question 1:

In 1942 Gen. Montgommery went to the African desert and achieved victory at El Alamein that marked a turning point in the desert campaign. His predecessors had less success against the German African Corps. Who was Churchill's initial choice prior to giving Montgommery the post?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Ltn. Gen. Ritchie
Ltn. Gen. W.H.E. Gott
Gen. Auchinleck
Gen. H. Alexander

Question 2:

After conquering the vast majority of Western Europe, early in World War II, the German High Command ordered the construction of a string of fortifications known as the 'Atlantic Wall'. Parts of these barrier systems included mines, barbed wire, casemates and 'imitation stones'. What were these imitation stones?
Circular machine gun emplacements
Pointed stakes just under water level, to sink landing craft
Camouflaged bunkers
Stone walls suggesting the presence of bunkers

Question 3:

During the 1945 siege of Berlin by Russian forces, rumors spread among the German refugees in the Berlin Underground, that Russian T-34 tanks had entered the Underground.

Question 4:

In 1944 the Allies launched a very ambitious airborne and ground campaign into the Netherlands, codenamed 'Operation Market Garden'. Who was in direct charge of the 1st British Airborne Division?
Ltn. Gen. 'Boy' Browning
Gen. Horrocks
Maj. Gen. Urquhart
Montgommery took personal control

Question 5:

In 1944 the Allies launched 'Operation Overlord' starting the liberation of Europe. When troops entered the beaches and caught their first prisoners, they were surprised to hear this language.

Question 6:

What was the objective of 'Operation Hailstone' that was launched in 1944 by the United States Navy?
Attack on Okinawa
Raid on Tokyo
Attack on Iwo Jima
Attack on Truk Atoll

Question 7:

During World war II, Singapore's defenses were so strong that it was considered to be the 'Gibraltar of the Pacific'. However the city fell to the Japanese relatively easy on February 15th 1942. What was the main reason for this?
The Japanese assaulted Singapore over land.
Pro-Japanese resistance groups caused havoc in the city, leaving the defenders confused.
Superior Japanese Naval forces bombarded the defenders into submission.
A night-time Amphibious assault caught the defenders off-guard.

Question 8:

During World War II V-2 Rockets were never aimed at targets outside the UK.

Question 9:

What was the objective of 'Operation Husky' launched in 1943?
The bombardment of the Monte Casino Cloister
The final defeat of German forces in Africa
The capture of Sicily
The landings at Anzio

Question 10:

In May 1941 the Germans used airborne divisions to invade the Island of Crete. Who was the commander of these forces?
Major Otto Skorzeny
General Kurt Student
General Hans Sponeck
General Albert Kesselring


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