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World War II Part 2 Quiz

World War II (Part 2) Quiz

created on Oct 2011
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On September 1st 1939 World War II officially began with the German invasion of Poland.
The first shots of the war were fired at Westerplatte, Gdansk. Firing at a Polish army barracks and munitions depot, these first shots of the war precisely at 4.47 a.m. were fired from a 'visiting' German battleship anchored in port. Name this German battleship.
1. On September 1st 1939 World War II officially began with the German invasion of Poland. The first shots of the war were fired at Westerplatte, Gdansk. Firing at a Polish army barracks and munitions depot, these first shots of the war precisely at 4.47 a.m. were fired from a 'visiting' German battleship anchored in port. Name this German battleship.
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'Fall Weiss' ('Case White') German code name of the campaign and military plan for the invasion of Poland  1st Sep - 6th Oct 1939 consisted of ground, air and naval offensives.
The 'Luftwaffe' (German Air Force) particularly suffered heavy losses totaling 285 aircraft lost and 279 damaged beyond repair. What percentage of the entire 'Luftwaffe' were these figures?
2. 'Fall Weiss' ('Case White') German code name of the campaign and military plan for the invasion of Poland 1st Sep - 6th Oct 1939 consisted of ground, air and naval offensives. The 'Luftwaffe' (German Air Force) particularly suffered heavy losses totaling 285 aircraft lost and 279 damaged beyond repair. What percentage of the entire 'Luftwaffe' were these figures?
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Following the invasion of Poland a period of inaction called 'Sitzkrieg' (Phoney War) lasted for about seven months before the German invasion of France began. 'Fall Gleb' (Case Yellow) being the code name of the German offensive on France began on which date of 1940?
3. Following the invasion of Poland a period of inaction called 'Sitzkrieg' (Phoney War) lasted for about seven months before the German invasion of France began. 'Fall Gleb' (Case Yellow) being the code name of the German offensive on France began on which date of 1940?
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In a matter of six weeks the German 'Blitzkrieg' had encircled and defeated both the French army and British Expeditionary Force by way of the infamous pincer movement pushing north through Belgium and south through the Ardennes. Stopping just shy of Dunkirk the Wermacht found strong resistance from 80,000 French defenders. How many men were evacuated from Dunkirk during 'Operation Dynamo'?
4. In a matter of six weeks the German 'Blitzkrieg' had encircled and defeated both the French army and British Expeditionary Force by way of the infamous pincer movement pushing north through Belgium and south through the Ardennes. Stopping just shy of Dunkirk the Wermacht found strong resistance from 80,000 French defenders. How many men were evacuated from Dunkirk during 'Operation Dynamo'?
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Air war Battle of Britain was a Luftwaffe attempt to establish total air superiority over the British skies by way of destroying the R.A.F. as a prelude to the planned land invasion Operation Sea Lion. Almost succeeding, changed tactics concentrated bombers to destroy London and other British cities instead of bombing R.A.F. bases. What was the number of civilian casualties during 'The Blitz'?
5. Air war Battle of Britain was a Luftwaffe attempt to establish total air superiority over the British skies by way of destroying the R.A.F. as a prelude to the planned land invasion Operation Sea Lion. Almost succeeding, changed tactics concentrated bombers to destroy London and other British cities instead of bombing R.A.F. bases. What was the number of civilian casualties during 'The Blitz'?
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Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Hood dispatched as a convoy escort, met her demise during an engagement with German Battleship Bismarck on 24 May 1941 during The Battle of the Denmark Strait. Taking direct hits in her aft magazine she perished quickly in a series of high explosions. Being one of four Admiral-Class Battlecruises ordered by the Royal Navy in 1916, what was the year of her commissioning?
6. Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Hood dispatched as a convoy escort, met her demise during an engagement with German Battleship Bismarck on 24 May 1941 during The Battle of the Denmark Strait. Taking direct hits in her aft magazine she perished quickly in a series of high explosions. Being one of four Admiral-Class Battlecruises ordered by the Royal Navy in 1916, what was the year of her commissioning?
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Day in Infamy. Dec 7 1941 Japanese Naval forces launch attacks on Pearl Harbour. Two attack waves totaling 353 aircraft including dive bombers, torpedo bombers, Zero fighter escorts and midget submarines attack Battleship Row destroying a total of eighteen ships most famous being Arizona. 2,386 Americans are killed. On Dec 2 the Japanese hierarchy gave the go ahead. What was the seceret call sign?
7. Day in Infamy. Dec 7 1941 Japanese Naval forces launch attacks on Pearl Harbour. Two attack waves totaling 353 aircraft including dive bombers, torpedo bombers, Zero fighter escorts and midget submarines attack Battleship Row destroying a total of eighteen ships most famous being Arizona. 2,386 Americans are killed. On Dec 2 the Japanese hierarchy gave the go ahead. What was the seceret call sign?
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The Battle of Stalingrad took place between 23 Aug 1942 and 2 Feb 1943. Defeat of the inferior Romanian and Italian forces protecting the flanks of the German 6th Army caused the Germans to be surrounded inside the city. Weakened from starvation, cold and persistent Soviet attacks, the eventual surrender was swift to come. Name the German General who surrendered to the Soviets on Jan 31 1943?
8. The Battle of Stalingrad took place between 23 Aug 1942 and 2 Feb 1943. Defeat of the inferior Romanian and Italian forces protecting the flanks of the German 6th Army caused the Germans to be surrounded inside the city. Weakened from starvation, cold and persistent Soviet attacks, the eventual surrender was swift to come. Name the German General who surrendered to the Soviets on Jan 31 1943?
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The capture of the German Kriegsmarine U-110 and U-570 during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1941, enabled the British to posses the priceless German Enigma Cipher Machine and also most importantly, codebooks. Immediately the British set out to work to decipher invaluable German codes which eventually would turn the war in the Allies favour. Name the institution where the deciphering was performed?
9. The capture of the German Kriegsmarine U-110 and U-570 during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1941, enabled the British to posses the priceless German Enigma Cipher Machine and also most importantly, codebooks. Immediately the British set out to work to decipher invaluable German codes which eventually would turn the war in the Allies favour. Name the institution where the deciphering was performed?
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Operation Pastorius. June 12, 1942. U-Boats U-202 and U-584 almost simultaneously land two spy/saboteur teams on U.S. shores. East Hampton, Long Island and 40km south of Jacksonville, Florida. Their mission is to mine the Pennsylvania railroad in Newark and to destroy New York city's water supply pipelines. Name the German Intelligence organization tasked with carrying out this mission?
10. Operation Pastorius. June 12, 1942. U-Boats U-202 and U-584 almost simultaneously land two spy/saboteur teams on U.S. shores. East Hampton, Long Island and 40km south of Jacksonville, Florida. Their mission is to mine the Pennsylvania railroad in Newark and to destroy New York city's water supply pipelines. Name the German Intelligence organization tasked with carrying out this mission?
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The U.S. retaliation to Japan's attack on Pearl Habour occurred on 18 April 1942. 16 modified B-25 bombers were launched from an aircraft carrier 650 nautical miles off the coast of Japan target being Tokyo. This mission was to increase American morale and to plant a psychological seed in the minds of the Japanese that they were not invincible. Name the carrier from which the bombers were launched?
11. The U.S. retaliation to Japan's attack on Pearl Habour occurred on 18 April 1942. 16 modified B-25 bombers were launched from an aircraft carrier 650 nautical miles off the coast of Japan target being Tokyo. This mission was to increase American morale and to plant a psychological seed in the minds of the Japanese that they were not invincible. Name the carrier from which the bombers were launched?
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Hitler's vision for the re-building of Berlin after the final German victory was to be overseen by the 1st architect of the Third Reich, Albert Speer. Influenced by the magnitude of ancient Rome, Speer planned to construct the 'Volkshalle' as the new city's centerpiece. Planned to be over 200m high and 250m in diameter, 16 times larger than the dome of St Peter's. Berlin was to be renamed...?
12. Hitler's vision for the re-building of Berlin after the final German victory was to be overseen by the 1st architect of the Third Reich, Albert Speer. Influenced by the magnitude of ancient Rome, Speer planned to construct the 'Volkshalle' as the new city's centerpiece. Planned to be over 200m high and 250m in diameter, 16 times larger than the dome of St Peter's. Berlin was to be renamed...?
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Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich Himmler oversaw all police and security forces including the Gestapo. He became one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and was in many ways directly responsible for the Holocaust. In his earlier years he was a SS district leader but needed to supplement his meager earnings. From 1925-29 the future SS Reichsführer was unsuccessful in which profession?
13. Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich Himmler oversaw all police and security forces including the Gestapo. He became one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and was in many ways directly responsible for the Holocaust. In his earlier years he was a SS district leader but needed to supplement his meager earnings. From 1925-29 the future SS Reichsführer was unsuccessful in which profession?
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The Me 163 Komet was a revolutionary German aircraft design for it was a rocket powered fighter capable of reaching speeds over 700mph (1,171km/h). Limited to only 8mins of powered flight time its technique was to ascend to bomber formation altitude of 30,000ft and take out any enemy whilst making diving passes through the allied formations. How long did it take for the 163 to ascend to 30,000ft?
14. The Me 163 Komet was a revolutionary German aircraft design for it was a rocket powered fighter capable of reaching speeds over 700mph (1,171km/h). Limited to only 8mins of powered flight time its technique was to ascend to bomber formation altitude of 30,000ft and take out any enemy whilst making diving passes through the allied formations. How long did it take for the 163 to ascend to 30,000ft?
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'Sonderkommando ELBE' Luftwaffe volunteer unit burdened with the task of destroying allied bombers by means of ramming their Bf 109's into enemy formations. Unlike the Kamikaze the German pilots were expected to bail out just before or seconds after impact. Targets included bomber tail plane assemblies and most gruesome of all, bomber cockpits. In total, how many sorties of this caliber were flown?
15. 'Sonderkommando ELBE' Luftwaffe volunteer unit burdened with the task of destroying allied bombers by means of ramming their Bf 109's into enemy formations. Unlike the Kamikaze the German pilots were expected to bail out just before or seconds after impact. Targets included bomber tail plane assemblies and most gruesome of all, bomber cockpits. In total, how many sorties of this caliber were flown?
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'Festung Breslau' (Fortress Breslau) was the last major German city to surrender to Soviet forces during the course of WW II. It witheld  an excruciating 82 day siege by the Soviet 6th and 4th Armies only to surrender on 6 May 1945, one day before total unconditional surrender on the 7th. Annexed after the war the city was re-named and from 1945 to present day it is a major city of which nation?
16. 'Festung Breslau' (Fortress Breslau) was the last major German city to surrender to Soviet forces during the course of WW II. It witheld an excruciating 82 day siege by the Soviet 6th and 4th Armies only to surrender on 6 May 1945, one day before total unconditional surrender on the 7th. Annexed after the war the city was re-named and from 1945 to present day it is a major city of which nation?
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Fact or Fiction? In 1938-39 a secret German expedition sailed to Antarctica. Freighter 'Schwabenland' named after the Swabia region in southern Germany arrived and immediately began charting the Princess Martha Coast. Nazi German flags were placed within the hundreds of thousands square kms region including the ice-free Schirmacher Oasis. What were the hidden intentions of this Nazi expedition?
17. Fact or Fiction? In 1938-39 a secret German expedition sailed to Antarctica. Freighter 'Schwabenland' named after the Swabia region in southern Germany arrived and immediately began charting the Princess Martha Coast. Nazi German flags were placed within the hundreds of thousands square kms region including the ice-free Schirmacher Oasis. What were the hidden intentions of this Nazi expedition?
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On August 6 & 9 1945 atomic bombs code named 'Fat Man' and 'Little Boy' were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki causing widespread devastation and ill effects for years to come.
The Japanese signing of 'unconditional surrender' was performed on September 2nd 1945, bringing World War II to it's ultimate closure. Name the U.S. Battleship on which the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was foreclosed...
18. On August 6 & 9 1945 atomic bombs code named 'Fat Man' and 'Little Boy' were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki causing widespread devastation and ill effects for years to come. The Japanese signing of 'unconditional surrender' was performed on September 2nd 1945, bringing World War II to it's ultimate closure. Name the U.S. Battleship on which the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was foreclosed...

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