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Notable People of WWII

Based on the description, name these famous figures from WWII.
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Last updated: August 05, 2015
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Clue
Person
German Führer
Adolf Hitler
Girlfriend of the above
Eva Braun
British PM for most of the war
Winston Churchill
Supreme Allied commander
in Europe
Dwight Eisenhower
US President until 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt
US President after ^
Harry Truman
German "Desert Fox" general
Erwin Rommel
Soviet dictator
Joseph Stalin
Jewish diarist who hid in
an Amsterdam attic
Anne Frank
British hero of North Africa and
co-planner of D-Day
Bernard Montgomery
Most decorated Soviet general
Georgy Zhukov
Clue
Person
American general who returned
to the Phillipines
Douglas MacArthur
Leader of the Luftwaffe
Hermann Göring
Leader of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
German propaganda minister
Joseph Goebbels
Japanese emperor
Hirohito
Fascist leader of Italy
Benito Mussolini
Leader of the Free French forces
Charles de Gaulle
American general called
"Old Blood and Guts"
George S. Patton
Japanese PM who ordered the
Pearl Harbor attack
Hideki Tōjō
British PM who signed the
Munich agreement
Neville Chamberlain
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level 40
Jan 31, 2013
Great quiz. Though of course, in reality the western front was pretty much just a sideshow. The eastern front was where it was at. For instance, more Germans dies in one battle (Stalingrad) than in the entire western campaign.
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level 56
Jan 31, 2013
Pretty sure the British, French, Belgians, Dutch, etc would disagree with you about it being a "sideshow".
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level 13
Feb 10, 2014
thecoolestdude2 maybe you'd be cool if you learned about the incredible anti-nazi efforts of the Dutch resistance that aided the downfall of the Nazi regime and prevented thousands of Jews from being murdered.
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level 75
Oct 7, 2014
If this isn't enough World War trivia for you: World Leaders of the World Wars
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level 81
Aug 9, 2015
From the documentaries I have viewed I know that Klink and Schultz never wanted to go to the Eastern Front.
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level 54
Mar 14, 2016
Very, very important documentaries.
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level 44
Jan 31, 2013
no offense, but that was a stupid comment. There is no "sideshow" in war.
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level 32
Jan 31, 2013
If you just go after winning a war, than you might not be wrong. But its impact on our contemporary society is for sure also due to the Western campaign.
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level 67
Dec 24, 2013
Well, once the Cold War started, the Western Powers pretty much downplayed everything that Russia did in the War, since they were our enemies now.
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level 44
Dec 26, 2013
Wow, what a ridiculous and completely incorrect oversimplification of the war
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level 13
Feb 10, 2014
Amen
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level 31
Apr 3, 2014
The point is, that without the western-front, the Nazis would probably have destroyed the Soviet Union. The USSR, you must remember, had only just gone through their industrial revolution with Stalin's Five Year Plans, and only won the war on sheer numbers. The western-front was important enough to split the German forces and gave the USSR the advantage.
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level 48
Jun 16, 2014
Not sure that military importance can be measured in terms of body count.
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2015
Replaced Omar Bradley with Georgy Zhukov to lessen the imbalance.
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level 59
Apr 29, 2016
Por que no los dos?
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level 54
Mar 12, 2016
Depends on POV. A sideshow in terms of whether or not the Nazis won? Yes, perhaps. A sideshow in terms of the balance of power in Europe afterwards? Most certainly not. But I do agree; after the Stalingrad, Kursk sort of period, the Nazis didn't have a chance. (well, apart from through developing nukes or allying the Allies or something equally off-kilter)
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level 43
May 25, 2017
Why is there a trend that tells that the Allmighty Soviets and only them defeted the vile Nazi scum, while the Allies did nothing and even let them try to destroy the precious holy Motherland?
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level 36
Jan 31, 2013
You misspelled Philippines.
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level 48
Mar 11, 2016
Any right thinking person would
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level 17
Feb 23, 2014
Eva Braun at the end became Hitler's wife. Your question should reflect that.
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level 77
Sep 23, 2016
For less than 40 hours. Not really relevant at all to this quiz.
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level 64
Jul 8, 2017
Well, the relevance is that she was his wife.
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level 48
Sep 14, 2015
Ha, I guessed 17 names before even looking at the hints. :D
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level 80
Oct 18, 2015
Phillipines? -> Philippines
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level 65
Mar 12, 2016
"Notable" people included a girl who wrote a diary but not the guys who broke the Enigma code or the most successful sniper in the history...
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level 44
Apr 16, 2016
But one of the biggest selling books of all time
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level 70
Apr 5, 2017
I was anticipating seeing Zaitsev (sp?) too, but c'mon, Anne Frank is easily one of the most notable figures from WWII. Victims are no less notable than combatants.

And other than Alan Turing, I think most people would be hard-pressed to name any single individual involved with cracking the Enigma code, especially since the ones who laid the whole foundation for that are nameless Poles.
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
All the more reason to learn their names. If nobody currently knows who they are, then maybe they we're doing them an injustice by forgetting about them. I agree with Thorvald; making some girl who wrote a diary famous while ignoring people who actually impacted the outcome of the war represents misguided admiration.
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level 67
Mar 21, 2019
This is a quiz of well-known people from WWII, not a rewriting of the history of that war that emphasizes the people you consider the most important. And Anne Frank is important not just because of the literary merits of her diary but because her recounting is one of the main touchstones in the popular imagination for the horrors committed by the Nazis, which, in turn, contributed to the striking cultural changes observed in the West after the war.
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level 54
Mar 14, 2016
I was getting upset that it wasn't accepting Hermann Hesse. Then I realized that Hesse was not a Nazi, he was a poet and author who wrote the story about the Buddha... So, again, NOT a Nazi.
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level 57
Nov 11, 2018
Rudolf Hess?
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level 44
Apr 16, 2016
I'm better at the European frontier rather than the Pacific
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level 62
Apr 19, 2016
You should add Stauffenberg. "Google" him or watch the movie Valkyrie (?) with Tom Cruise. He is more notable than Anne Frank. He tried to kill Hitler and not only wrote a diary (I hope this doesn't start any discussion). I agree with Thorvald before - you should add people which really have tried to or did change something in history.
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level 77
Sep 23, 2016
notable - 1. worthy of attention or notice

I understand the desire to suggest other notable people, but there is no question that Anne Frank is a "notable" person from WWII. I'm not sure why everyone wants to "rank" these answers and nitpick why the author should have included someone other than who they chose. Feel free to create your own quiz!
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level 46
Jan 5, 2017
Well said!
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level 59
Apr 29, 2016
Eva Braun was Hitler's wife, and I'd say she's more famous for the fact that they were married than they were dating before that.
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level 38
May 31, 2017
Isn't it ironic that so many of you want to cast aside the writings of a young girl, whose diary gave us insight as to what it was like to hide from the Nazis (especially after realizing that she died only weeks before the liberation of her concentration camp), are upset that Braun is referred to as Hitler's girlfriend, rather than wife though they were married for, what 15 minutes? Where, oh where are our priorities?
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level 23
Jul 8, 2017
its just a quiz. Anne Franks diary was very important. It allowed reflection. Lessons hopefully learned, though I don't think so.
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level 38
Dec 11, 2017
Sadly, you are right. We are doomed to repeat the errors of history because we are too stubborn and haughty to learn from it.
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level 73
Mar 21, 2018
I always find Zhukov a bugger to spell
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level 47
May 5, 2018
Say "Shukov," then replace the "S" with "Z."
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level 57
Jul 5, 2018
suggestions: Yamamoto, Petain, Donitz, and, why not, Turing.
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level 35
Mar 12, 2019
Got them all with 2:37 remaining at 7:36:06 PM on March 12, 2019. I have studied World War 2 history for a long time, so it wasn't terribly hard.
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level 28
Mar 21, 2019
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