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World War II Trivia

Can you guess out these facts of World War II?
Last updated: November 19, 2014
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Last Japanese island captured before the atomic bombs were dropped
Okinawa
The bloodiest amphibious assault in U.S. history
Iwo Jima
The nickname for the Holocaust
Final Solution
The official title of Erwin Rommel's troops in North Africa
Afrika Korps
Location from which troops were forced to evacuate after Germany captured France
Dunkirk
Date of which World War II began
September 1, 1939
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Failed German operation to invade England
Operation Sealion
Movie that accurately mimicked the beach landings at Normandy
Saving Private Ryan
Famous U.S. ship sunk during Pearl Harbor that has a memorial dedicated to it
USS Arizona
Area of Czechslovakia that Germany claimed due to large Germanic population
Sudetenland
Area of Germany that was demilitarized at the end of WWI and reclaimed in 1936
Rhineland
Policy used by Chamberlain that allowed Hitler to take the aforementioned land
Appeasement
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Country in the midst of the fighting that remained neutral
Switzerland
Location where the atomic bomb was tested
Los Alamos
Codename for the Test of the Manhattan Project at location from above
Codename Trinity
War plan (1911-1938) devised by Naval US Civil War veterans that was followed very closely in the Pacific campaign against Japan
War Plan Orange
Battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific Theater
Battle of Midway
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level 42
Sep 18, 2014
The Rhineland is, and always was, in Germany. After World War 1, Germany was forbidden to station troops there, but it never became an "Area of France". Also it's Afrika Korps with a K, and it was the official name of the corps, not a nickname.
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level 54
Sep 19, 2014
The answer to "Area of France claimed by Germany" should be "Alsace-Lorraine" or "Alsace-Moselle"!
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level 71
Sep 20, 2014
It was developed in the complex of laboratories at Los Alamos but tested at Alamogordo. You may be able to guess why.
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level 59
Oct 24, 2015
hmmm typing in sea lion and 1 sep 1939 without any luck, not a good quiz
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level 43
Jan 12, 2018
Thanks for the feedback. It's difficult to predict what others will try and type in, especially regarding dates. Both answers have been changed to reflect what you have typed.
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