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WWII A-Z #2

For each letter, name these people, places, and things from World War 2.
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Last updated: February 05, 2015
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Answer
A
Nazi "master race"
Aryan
B
British codebreaking site
Bletchley Park
C
Leader of China
Chiang Kai-Shek
D
German city destroyed
by firebombs
Dresden
E
Supreme Allied commander
Dwight D.
Eisenhower
F
Nickname of the B-17 bomber
Flying Fortress
G
Luftwaffe commander
Hermann Göring
H
City hit by an atomic bomb
Hiroshima
I
Island where U.S. Marines
raised a flag
Iwo Jima
J
German word for hunter,
or light infantry
Jäger
K
Hitler's manifesto
Mein Kampf
L
Russian city beseiged for 3 years
Leningrad
M
Pacific Theater turning point
Battle of Midway
 
Hint
Answer
N
Primary language of
Native American code-talkers
Navajo
O
Bitter Pacific battle of 1945
Okinawa
P
U.S. Naval base attacked in 1941
Pearl Harbor
Q
1943 US/UK conference site
Quebec
R
German commander in Africa
Erwin Rommel
S
Soviet dictator
Joseph Stalin
T
Yugoslav partisan leader
Josip Broz Tito
U
One of the American beaches
on D-Day
Utah Beach
V
River on which Stalingrad lies
Volga
X
 
 
W
City whose ghetto had
400,000 Jews
Warsaw
Y
Japan's top admiral
Isoroku
Yamamoto
Z
Gas chamber chemical
Zyklon B
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level 55
May 25, 2014
I didn't know the Chinese leader, so I just typed "Chang."
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2015
That's not incredibly surprising. The distribution of last names in China is not very diverse. In fact, 85% of the population has one of the top 100 family names:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_Chinese_surnames

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level 75
Feb 5, 2015
That's extremely diverse compared to Vietnam or Korea.
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level 14
Jun 1, 2014
Hitler wrote Mein Kampf in 1923 so technically it wasn't WW2 but, it did have a big influence of Nazi Germany and the Nuremberg race laws so it could probably pass as WW2. Still a good quiz. Are you going to do quizzes like causes of WW2 and stuff like that as well?
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level 53
Jun 10, 2014
Huh. I did way better than I expected. Only missed 2. Guess I know more about WWII than I thought!
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level 75
Jul 26, 2014
I was typing Yamimoto but it didn't accept it. Close, but no banana.
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level 62
Sep 21, 2014
Vietnam war quiz? Revolutionary war quiz?
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level 51
Nov 23, 2014
Can you accept Pearl Harbour?
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2015
Okay
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level 66
Feb 5, 2015
Accepting Pearl Harbour would be nice.
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level 57
Feb 5, 2015
harbour please for the non-american english speakers
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level 71
Feb 5, 2015
Harbour should be accepted as an alternate spelling I think.
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level 63
Feb 5, 2015
Proper nouns don't generally have alternative spellings.
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level 75
Feb 5, 2015
Never heard of Zyklon B. Is it generally that well known?
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level 59
Feb 5, 2015
That name pops up quite often when you read about the concentration camps. If you ever get to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau or some other camp that's been preserved as a museum, it becomes difficult to forget.
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level 75
Sep 14, 2018
I've visited Auschwitz but I'd heard the name before, watching documentaries on the History Channel. Back when they still showed things on the History Channel other than programs about hicks buying other hicks' garbage. And alien ghosts.
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level 75
Nov 27, 2015
Wow, you'd almost think the US was involved for the majority of the war, considering how many questions relate to them in this quiz :P
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level 38
Feb 2, 2017
Excuse me, the war started in '39 and the US joined in '41 or early '42. The war ended in '45. Do the math! - And the date of joining the war is not as important as the fact that if we hadn't, German would be the dominant language in England and most of the Continent. So, have some respect and stop trying to re-write history.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
The Germans got nowhere near taking over Britain and had failed long before the U.S. entered the war. No one doubts the immense contribution made by the U.S., but if Britain had surrendered in 1940, giving Nazi Germany the world's largest navy, all the early jet research, the Frisch-Peierls memorandum, the Merlin engine and the cavity magnetron, with no raid on the Norsk Hydro and no breach of enigma you might have found yourself having to brush up on the use of umlauts yourself. Respect is best when it's reciprocal.
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level 45
May 24, 2018
You do know that the UK had already survived the Battle of Britain when the USA joined in the war. So the UK would have survived, but maybe would not have been able to invade France.
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level 77
Aug 8, 2018
The Germans really did get close to defeating Britain. If it hadn't been for the Blitz that allowed the RAF to regroup, repair, and resupply they might have succeeded as pointed out in "The Narrow Margin" by Wood and Dempster. Other than convoy support and LendLease, the US played a limited part in helping to defend Britain until later. I don't believe that operation Sealion would have been successful, but a negotiated peace to prevent further civilian casualties might have been possible. I don't think that a outright surrender ever crossed the mind of anyone in Britain for more than an instant. Other than that "ruftytufty", I am in complete agreement with your comments of "Respect is best when it's reciprocal." and others. No country was single-handedly responsible for winning the war and as you state later in the comments there were many others who were responsible for huge contributions: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the British Empire, and Poland to name just a few.
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level 71
Sep 14, 2018
The Russians were probably most responsible for turning the tide on the German army. The Germans were well and truly on the back foot before the US military got involved in Europe
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level 70
Feb 8, 2018
I'm not sure divantilya even _got_ redsplat's post to begin with…
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level 38
Sep 25, 2017
Oh, yes! - Just dismiss the fact that Americans (who weren't officially in the war yet) and Canadians were part of those assaults you so proudly name. - And by the way, I don't have to brush up on my umlauts... my third language is German.
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level 68
Feb 25, 2018
I only named one assault. There were no Americans involved. It was planned by the SOE, supported by the British Army and the RAF and carried out by some exceptionally brave Norwegians. I wouldn't dream of slighting the crucial Canadian contribution to the Allied cause. That's really rather the point I'm making. You can be proud of your own country's contribution without ignorantly underestimating others'.
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