World War II Quiz
1939-1945, no tap-ins or timer. 30 Questions.
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Which German pocket battleship broke out into the Atlantic in 1939 and took part in the 'Battle Of The River Plate' before being scuttled?
Admiral Graf Spee
Which Baltic country did Russia invade in November 1939?
A World War 1 veteran, who was the leader of Vichy France between 1940-1944?
Charles de Gaulle
'Adler Tag' was the first of the mass attacks by the Luftwaffe in the 'Battle Of Britain', what does 'Adler' mean?
What name was given to the primary war plan of the German army for the invasion of France in 1940?
Which coastal town in N. France witnessed the mass evacuation of allied troops in May-June 1940?
Approximately how many troops did Germany invade Russia with in June 1941?
On the 10th April 1941, which country was occupied by the U.S.A. in order to build naval and air bases?
On 24th May 1941 the Royal Navy lost which ship after a short engagement with the Bismarck?
H.M.S. Ark Royal
In retaliation for the Lubeck raid, the Luftwaffe started a series of 'Baedeker raids' in 1942 which targeted what sites in the UK?
Arms & munitions factories
Tourist or historic sites
Ports & docks
Which U.S.N. aircraft carrier was sunk in the 'Battle Of Coral Sea' on the 8th May 1942?
Operation 'Anthropoid' mounted by Czech soldiers in Prague was an attempt to kill the head of Reich Security, who was he?
In Nov. 1942 what was the name given to the allied invasion of Vichy held Morocco and Algeria in N. Africa?
Operation Market Garden
The "Five Sullivan Brothers" lost their lives on board U.S.S. Juneau during which naval engagement with Japanese forces in 1942?
What term best describes the role of the 'Chindits' under General Orde Wingate in Burma?
A night reconnaissance unit
A long range penetration group
A saboteur unit
A special parachute division
Who, in command of German U-Boat U-47, sank H.M.S. Royal Oak in Scapa Flow on 14th Oct. 1939?
On 2nd August 1943 whose Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was rammed in two and sunk off the Solomon Islands?
John F. Kennedy
'John has a long moustache' and 'The dice are on the mat' were code-words used by the BBC to alert the French Resistance to what imminent event in 1944?
The raid on St. Nazaire
The bombing of Paris
The raid on Dieppe
Which beach suffered the heaviest casualties for U.S. troops on the morning of D-Day, with 3,000 casualties?
Which island battle saw the largest 'Banzai' attack on U.S. troops by Japanese soldiers, some 3,000 in 1944?
Who was elected President of the U.S.A. for a fourth term on 6th Nov. 1944?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Henry A. Wallace
During the siege of Bastogne by the Wehrmacht in 1944, what was Gen. Mc.Auliffe's reply to the German invitation to surrender the town?
In March 1945 which was the last Western hemisphere country to declare war on Germany?
Which U.S.N. battleship witnessed the signing of the Japanese surrender on 2nd September 1945?
The allied leaders met together in Germany at which conference in July-August 1945?
On 23rd April 1945, who sent a radiogram to Hitler asking to be made his successor?
Joachim Von Ribbentrop
When did Imperial Japanese Army Intelligence Officer Hiro Onoda finally surrender (on the Island of Lubang)?
April 1st 1950
March 9th 1974
July 31st 1947
December 18th 1961
Who was Britain's top flying ace in WWII with 38 confirmed victories?
James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson
Robert Roland Stanford Tuck
The German Fiesler Fi-103 (pictured) was better known by what name?
And finally, who, briefly, became head of the German Reich after Hitler's demise in 1945?
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