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Important Cities in WWII

Based on the description, name these cities that were important in WWII.
Last updated: March 02, 2017
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Description
City
Attacked 71 times during the Blitz
London
Capital cities that formed an "Axis" in 1939
Rome
Berlin
Struck by atomic bombs
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
German city almost entirely destroyed by firebombs in 1945
Dresden
Capital of non-occupied France
Vichy
Russian city that the Nazis failed to capture in 1942-43, marking a turning point in the war
Stalingrad
Australian city bombed by the Japanese
Darwin
American city that produced more tanks than all of Germany
Detroit
Site of a 1938 conference that ceded parts of Czechoslovakia to Germany
Munich
Island fortress city captured by the Japanese in 1942, with 80,000 British troops captured
Singapore
Where Nazi war criminals were tried
Nuremberg
Where over 300,000 people evacuated France in 1940
Dunkirk
Where British codebreakers worked (technically a town, not a city)
Bletchley
City where Anne Frank hid
Amsterdam
Principal location of Manhattan Project scientists
Los Alamos
"Raped" by the Japanese in 1937
Nanjing
Site of the first conference between the Big 3 Allied leaders
Tehran
Site of the second conference
Yalta
Site of the third conference
Potsdam
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level 52
Feb 21, 2014
The name of the british codebreakers building was Bletchley Park, only way I guessed that one
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level 61
Nov 29, 2016
... but Bletchley Park is in Bletchley.
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level 45
Mar 27, 2017
I thought it was spelled Bletcheley...rip
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level 71
Sep 3, 2017
more of a site than one building. Anyway, it's well worth a visit if you ever get the chance to do so...
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level 40
Mar 16, 2014
Good quiz. But err... can you please change the Singapore clue from British to Allied? There were lots of Indian, Malay, Australian and New Zealanders there as well. There's sensitivities here because there's a feeling the British betrayed their Allies by surrendering on their behalf... leading to move of them dying under nasty circumstances.
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level 43
Jun 4, 2015
I'd second that notion
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level 71
Jan 13, 2016
Agreed.
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level 56
Dec 1, 2017
You might need to substantiate the cannon fodder comment. It’s hard to single out one or two countries as cannon fodder when all nations who fought suffered horrendous losses. Take Gallipoli for an example, there were far more British and French soldiers theee alongside the ANZACs and the British and French suffered as much as the Aussies and Kiwis
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level 22
Oct 18, 2017
I would say that the British betrayed those soldiers that they had subjugated in the past.
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level 56
Nov 29, 2017
The British subjugated British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers? Eh?
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level 22
Nov 30, 2017
yes, Indian and Malays and then used the Aussies and Kiwis as cannon fodder in WWI and WWII.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2018
oh dear, what utter nonsense. They served and died side by side. Among the people who actually served there was a lot of mutual respect and admiration between the commonwealth forces. There are loads of memorials and tributes here in the UK for commonwealth soldiers - with a new statue about to go up in Birmingham dedicated to Sikh soldiers. You should check this stuff before posting such rubbish.
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level 44
Dec 1, 2017
British commonwealth would be the best term imo
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level 16
Jan 22, 2015
I can't believe you have a quiz on important cities in WWII and don't mention Warsaw or Krakow? That's crazy!
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level 75
Jun 23, 2016
Create your own then. It's not hard.
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level 66
Oct 28, 2016
In a sense every town/city/village/hamlet etc was important in their own way during the War. I think this quiz has chosen some that stand out. Otherwise there could be several hundred names on the list.
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
I can't believe you've got all upset over a little quiz meant as some fun. That's crazy!
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level 43
Jul 11, 2016
Paris isn't an important city of WWII ????
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level 66
Oct 28, 2016
I agree, it wasn't.
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
Do you really think that this quiz is *the* definitive list of all important cities of the war?
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level 22
Oct 18, 2017
Not really. It wasn't bombed, it did not have a famous trial there or it wasn't part of the Vichy govt. Other than both sides in the conflict just passing through and having fun with the women there wasn't much else going on there.
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level 45
Mar 15, 2017
I kept trying variations of Alamogordo.
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level 69
Jul 15, 2017
Same, and I thought Potsdam had two t's.
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level 45
Oct 17, 2017
No, that is Pottstown.
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level 46
Nov 29, 2017
I was expecting Leningrad, tried it first, then gave up.
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level 56
Dec 1, 2017
?
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level 39
Nov 29, 2017
Nanjing an important city in WWII??? - It was bombed in 1937; WWII began in 1939.
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level 74
Nov 30, 2017
So? You think these two things weren't related? What about Munich, then?
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level 49
Nov 30, 2017
You can try googling Bletchley Park... I won't spoil what will come out.
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level 39
Dec 11, 2017
"Name the cities that were important in WWII" (Not "to" WWII, or "leading up to" WWII, but IN WWII)
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level 49
Apr 25, 2018
The most tragical city of WWII - Warsaw, Poland. Definitelly. That was very important city, similar than Gdańsk, which was firstly attacked.
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level 63
Aug 28, 2018
Maybe it should say more precisely "FROM where 300,000 people evacuated France". I understood it as "where TO".
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level 64
Oct 9, 2018
Although the question is perfectly understandable, one might argue that the Nazis actually did capture Stalingrad. At least, according to Wikipedia, they captured 90% of the city and the Russians only held a few outskirts. However, as the Nazis were too focused on capturing the city itself, they got themselves surrounded and lost a complete army in the end.