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WWII A-Z #1

For each letter, name these people, places, and things from World War 2.
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First submittedMay 24, 2014
Last updatedJune 7, 2014
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Hint
Answer
A
Massive concentration camp
Auschwitz
B
German "lightning war"
Blitzkrieg
C
He has nothing to offer but blood,
toil, tears, and sweat
Winston Churchill
D
Site of Britain's evacuation
from France
Dunkirk
E
German encryption machine
Enigma
F
Title of Adolf Hitler
Führer
G
Bloody battle site in the
Solomon Islands
Guadalcanal
H
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
I
Country led by Mussolini
Italy
J
American 4-wheel drive vehicle
Jeep
K
American political figure who
commanded PT-109
John F. Kennedy
L
Name for the German Air Force
Luftwaffe
M
French defenses against Germany
Maginot Line
 
Hint
Answer
N
City "raped" by Japan in 1937
Nanking
O
Battle of Normandy code name
Overlord
P
German word for tank
Panzer
Q
Nazi collaborator who led Norway
Vidkun Quisling
R
US President until 1945
Franklin
Roosevelt
S
Turning point on the Eastern Front
Stalingrad
T
Successor to R
Harry Truman
U
German submarine
U-Boat
V
Capital of unoccupied France
Vichy
W
War between Finland
and the USSR
Winter War
X
 
 
Y
Crimean city that hosted a
conference in 1945
Yalta
Z
Most decorated Soviet general
Georgy Zhukov
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level 14
Jun 1, 2014
Auschwitz was a death camp, not a concentration camp. Apart from that it's a good quiz.
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level 44
Jun 6, 2014
I think the general concensus is that in the context of Nazi Germany and the territories occupied by it, a death camp is a special case of concentration camp.
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level 57
Jun 9, 2014
tfielding is correct. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the death camp and it was a separate facility from the main Auschwitz camp. It is accurate to call Auschwitz a concentration camp, but one of several that also had a death camp.
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level 76
Oct 19, 2016
Recently visited Auschwitz. It served as both.
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level 55
Mar 1, 2018
Concentrated Death Camp
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level 44
Jun 15, 2018
Auschwitz was still considered a concentration camp; it was a concentration of the "undesirables" for Nazi Germany. That w=felt weird typing.
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level 79
Jun 4, 2014
Alternate spellings for Zhukov would be nice! I finally got it, but was second guessing myself for a minute.
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level 30
Jun 6, 2014
Wasn't Vichy capital of occupied France? I thought the Free French HQ was in London.
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level 59
Jun 6, 2014
The Northern half of France was occupied by Germany. The Southern half wasn't occupied, but became a puppet state of Germany. This state was Vichy France, with its capital, Vichy. Free France didn't control any part of European France until 1944. Free France actually meant the French colonies that didn't submit to German rule when their motherland was occupied.
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level 30
Jun 8, 2014
Thanks for the info!
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level 67
Jun 6, 2014
Concentration camps were where people were sent for forced labour. Auschwitz was a death camp.
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level 74
Jun 6, 2014
Auschwitz-Birkenau was both a concentration camp and an extermination camp.
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level 60
Jun 6, 2014
Please correct the grammar in the clue "City "raped" by the Japan in 1937" to be either "raped by Japan" or "raped by the Japanese".
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level 45
Jun 6, 2014
Yes, I was going to remark that. And also, fuehrer should be accepted. In fact, it should be the only answer, as u umlaut is written "ue" in German.
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level 44
Jun 6, 2014
The only variant? And where does the umlaut sign come from, then? (:
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2014
Fixed the grammar and "fuehrer" will work now.
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level 67
Oct 19, 2016
Just to add to your comment I think it should read 'Raped by the Japanese army' ..... you can't blame all the people of Japan for the armies sins.
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level 49
Sep 13, 2019
1937 was the sino-japanese war. WW2 didn't start until 1939.
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level 41
Jun 6, 2014
25/25 Good Quiz
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level 24
Jun 6, 2014
Great quiz. Please accept German spelling of submarine, "U-Boot".
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2014
Okay, I guess.
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level 72
Aug 13, 2015
Vielen Dank dafür
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level 70
Mar 17, 2019
That's South Sudan.
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level 41
Jun 8, 2014
Only got Q because of World War Z (the book not the movie)
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level 79
Oct 19, 2016
The answer has become a noun, like a Benedict Arnold or Ponzi scheme.
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level 67
Oct 20, 2016
It's always struck me as fortuitous that his name is just so perfect for that. If he was named Querfenhammer or something it never would have stuck.
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level 70
Mar 17, 2019
The only time the Germans ever used a Q.
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level 56
Jun 8, 2014
If you want one for X, try X-Craft- British midget submarines.
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level 58
Jan 12, 2015
X - a navigational radio beam system for directing German Bombers against England: X-Geraet or X-Apparatus.
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level 22
Feb 4, 2015
"X" Radio Call code "X-Ray"
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level 74
Feb 20, 2015
Great idea!
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level 58
Feb 18, 2016
24/25, not bad for someone with no interest in war (ie not a man!)
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level 70
Oct 4, 2016
My dad was 6 when Roosevelt was first elected President in 1932. He grew up thinking that the President was president for life, 'cause all he knew was it was always FDR.
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level 38
Feb 13, 2019
^ Exactly the same here! - My Mom was six when FDR was elected president; she said that his affected her like no other until my Dad died.
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level 67
Oct 19, 2016
breezed through with 4.01 to spare and another 5 points in the kitty
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level 64
Oct 19, 2016
Unterseeboot works! Yes!
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level 38
Feb 15, 2017
As will Onderzeeboot or Onderzeeer?
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level 56
Mar 29, 2017
Please change the spelling - Nanjing, not Nanking
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level 76
Oct 17, 2017
Not in 1937
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level 49
Mar 1, 2018
I spelled it nankin.. *sigh*
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level 28
Oct 17, 2017
Doh, I put 'Yelta' instead of 'Yalta'! Great quiz though :)
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level 54
Mar 26, 2018
Damn, couldn't recall Quadalcanal to save my life. 24/25 done.
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level 43
Aug 27, 2018
I got all of them but Q from memory. I had to look that one up.
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level 70
Mar 17, 2019
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