General Dwight D. Eisenhower
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What was the name of the tank used by the U.S.?
What was the name of the beach where the most casualties happened during the D-Day invasion?
Hitler wrote this while imprisoned.
What was the name of the political party Hitler created?
Who was the dictator of the soviet union during WW2?
What political belief did Stalin want to spread through Europe?
What was the religion targeted by the Nazi party?
What was the name of Hitler's secret police?
This was the name of the German Air Force.
What was the German name for "lightning war"?
What country's troops were rescued at Dunkirk?
where was Hitlers second Blitzkrieg at?
The Allies attacked the Axis after what country was invaded?
What was Erwin Rommel's nickname?
What was the name of the operation where Germany invaded Russia?
This season turned German forces away from Russia.
What was the name of the massacre where many Chinese people were killed?
What was the name of the female riveter on U.S. propaganda posters?
This U.S. aircraft dropped torpedoes into the water to take out japanese ships.
This battle was a turning point for the U.S. in the Pacififc.
Who led the allies in North Africa?
What was the type of bomb dropped on japan twice?
This light machine gun was usually mounted on U.S. tanks and jeeps.
What was the name of the battle launched by Hitler as a counter attack?
The big three consisted of Roosevelt,Stalin and who else?
What was the name of Hitler's favorite battleship?
Towards the end of the war the The Big Three met where to discuss the future of the Soviet Union.
Who was the leader of the Nazi party?
This Japanese occupied island was a key to success in the pacific.
What was the name of the British Air Force's choice of fighter plane?
Who was the manufacturer for the the U.S. service pistol,the M1911?
What was the name for Japanese suicide pilots?
Hitler's troops marched through this during the invasion of France.
This was the name of the mass genocide of the Jews.
Which German deathcamp was known to be the most brutal?
This German death camp was the only camp where all the prisoners escaped.
This was the only state that got attacked during WW2.
What was the name of the U.S. naval base bombed during WW2?
Wher were the trials held for SS officers commited of war crimes?
Who was the leader of Nazi Germany during WW2?
Who was the leader of Soviet Russia during WW2?
Who was the leader of Italy during WW2?
Who was the president of the United States during WW2?
Who was the leader of Japan during WW2?
An iconic American battleship sunk at pearl harbor?
The genecide againt jews during WW2?
Who was the leader of the US 7th army?
What was refered to as the British air force during WW2?
Who was the desert fox?
An attack on this country started WW2?
who was an iconic spokeswomen with the iconic phrase "We can do it!"?
A form of government where the leader has complete power?
The US program to build the atomic bomb?
Which form of government was the Allies (except Russia) trying to defend?
The abbreviation for women airforce service pilots
The allied invasion of Normandy June 6th 1944
The last major German offensive of WW2?
The battle which four japanese aircraft carriers were sunk in the Pacific Ocean?
What kind of government did Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini want:
Leader of the Soviet Union
Italy, Germany and later Japan
Another name for Lightning Warfare
Prejudiced against Jewish people
Leader of Great Britain
National self-determination and international system of "general security"
Designed to keep us out of war, it included cash and carry
Leader of the facists in Italy
Site of Japanese sneak attac on the United States
Conflict from 1936-39, a preview of World War II
British, French, America and U.S.S.R
Military leader of Japan in 1941
Austria being forced to join Germany
Loaning weapons to British and Soviet Union
First American battleship sunk at Pearl Harbor
Leader of American troops in the Philippines
Name of Hitler's Party
promised peace for our time, it was quickly broken
French defensive line
Stay out of foreign wars/problems
grueling journay to Japanese POW camps
First time Japanese were stopped, Battle of:
the killing of millions of Jews and other people by the Nazis during WWII
a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other
Austrian-born Nazi leader, Chancellor of Germany
Germany, Italy, and Japan, which were allied before and during World War II
nations allied in opposition to the Axis Powers
a federal republic comprising fifty states and the Federal District of Columbia
An island off the western coast of Europe comprising England
Its capital and largest city is Paris
Soviet Union's dictator
a colorless oily liquid whose vapor is a powerful irritant and vesicant, used in chemical weapons
Book about hitlers future plans
a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism
the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated
camps where Germany's prisoners went to be killed
a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force
a vegetable garden, especially a home garden, planted to increase food production during a war
Country Adolf Hitler became in control of during WWII
the most powerful republic of the former Soviet Union
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts
a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party
the action or process of appeasing
a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups
Nazi plan to kill 6 million Jews
major United States naval base in Hawaii
Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target
Largest volcano island in Japan
almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area
country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of people's lives
Those countries fighting against the Axis powers. i.e. Britain, France, USA, Canada, USSR etc
Great Britain's Prime Minister, Churchill was an eloquent speaker, who steeled the British to defy the Nazis, even as the Luftwaffe bombed London nightly
The fascist leader of Nazi Germany and the architect of the Holocaust which killed six million Jewish people.
The communist leader of the Soviet Union.
The seeds for Germany's discontent and susceptibility to a racist like Hitler began with the end of WWI.Germany signed this which required it give up 13% of its territory including Alsace-Lorraine. That area alone included 6 million residents, vast raw materials (65% of Germany's iron ore reserves and 45% of its coal), and 10% of its factories. Germany also had to pay for the war's damages.
Germany, Italy, and Japan
December 1944 — January 1945. Hitler's final, surprise counteroffensive to the Allied invasion. Took place in the Ardennes, a densely forested mountain range between France and Belgium, and was an attempt to recapture Antwerp, the Allies' major supply port. A blizzard kept Allied airplanes grounded, but the U.S. Army was able to move its troops through the snow to double its number of soldiers and triple its armored tanks in four days. It was the largest and bloodiest battle the Americans fought, with 19,000 soldiers killed. The hard-won Allied victory was a turning point in the war.
"Lightening war," a surprise attack devised by Hitler, in which land-and-air attacks were coordinated, quick and brutal. Hitler used fast-moving tanks called Panzers, with infantry transported by trucks and dive-bombing planes that strafed soldiers and refugees. Battle maps from the Combat Studies Institute offer more information about Blitzkrieg and paths taken during the war.
June 6, 1944, the Allied landing on France's Normandy beaches to begin the liberation of Europe. The D doesn't stand for anything other than "day." About 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landed in Normandy under heavy attack by German strongholds. Of those, the American forces numbered 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. Millions more men and women were involved in its preparations
Short for Unterseeboote, German submarines.
A political system promoted by Hitler and his ally, Italian dictator Mussolini, that called for citizens to be unquestioningly loyal to the nation and obedient of its leader. The needs of the state outweighed the needs, beliefs, or freedoms of the individual. Emphasis was on national pride, traditions, and racial purity. There was no freedom of speech. Foreigners — those who were simply minority ethnic or religious groups included — were hated and persecuted.
A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party that Hitler came to lead. A believer in Hitler's fascism, anti-Semitism, and Aryan supremacy.
The codename for the U.S. project to produce an atomic bomb.
The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe
"lightning war"; swift attacks launched by Germany in WWII during the night
Germany's failed attempt to subdue Britain in 1940 in preparation for invasion (Germans bombed Britain continuously but Britain resisted with fighter pilots and Hitler gave up invasion)
a 1942 battle in the Pacific during which American planes sank 4 Japanese aircraft carriers (protected Hawaii)
code name for the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944
German counter-attack in December 1944 that temporarily slowed the allied invasion of Germany (Audie Murphy was the hero)
during WWII, Allied strategy of capturing Japanese-held islands to gain control of the Pacific Ocean (American ships shelled an island; troops waded ashore; hand-to-hand fighting occured until island was captured)
during WWII, Navajo soldiers who used their own language to radio vital messages during the island-hopping campaign
WWII Japanese pilots trained to make a suicidal crash attack, usually upon a ship
message sent by the Allies in July 1945 callin for the Japanese to surrender
Nazi war crime trials held in 1945 and 1946
Organization created by isolationists who argued that the United States should keep out of Europe's business.
Process by which a government gains control over a territory not presently under their jurisdiction.
policies, views, or actions that harm or discriminate against Jews
British-American declaration that stated the countries aims for the outcome of the war. Stated people of every nation should be free to choose their own form of government and live free of fear and want, disarmament, and a permanent system of general security.
policy by which Great Britain and France agreed to Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland in agreement for not taking any additional Czech territory.
April 1942, American soldiers were forced to march 65 miles to prison camps by their Japanese captors. It is called the Death March because so many of the prisoners died en route.
an aerial battle fought in World War II in 1940 between the German Luftwaffe (air force), which carried out extensive bombing in Britain, and the British Royal Air Force, which offered successful resistance.
1939; Britain and France could buy goods from the United States if they paid in full and transported them.
protective measures in case of attack
Political leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force
giving up military weapons
Wiping out an entire group of people
the gathering of resources and preparation for war.
Originally designed to avoid American involvement in World War II by preventing loans to those countries taking part in the conflict; modified in 1939 to allow aid to the Allies
US military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan on December 7, 1941, bringing the United States into World War II
Bataan Death March
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A war fought from 1939-1945 between the Axis powers-Germany, Italy, and Japan- and the allies, including France and Britain, and later the Soviet Union and the United States
An agreement in which nations promise to not attack one another
"Lightning war" - a form of warfare in which surprise attacks with fast- moving airplanes are followed by massive attacks with infantry forces
British prime minister who led the country to victory during world war 2
A series of battles between German and British air forces, fought over Britain in 1940-1941
A declaration of principles issued in August 1941 by British prime minister Winston Churchill and US president Franklin Rosevelt, on which the allied peace plan at the end of WW2 was based
Japanese surprise attack on the American pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor
Hey 1942 sea and air battle of World War II, and which American forces defeated Japanese forces in the Central Pacific
The commander of US allied forces in the Pacific, who developed the strategy of island hopping
A 1942-1943 battle of World War II, in which Allied troops drove Japanese forces from the Pacific island of Guadalcanal
A mass slaughter of Jews carried out by the Nazi government of Germany before and during World War II
"Night of broken glass" - the night of November 9th, 1938, on which the nazi storm troopers attacked Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues throughout Germany
The systematic killing of an entire people
City neighborhoods in which European Jews were forced to live
Hitler's program of systematically killing the entire Jewish people
American general who led operation torch in north Africa during World War II
A 1942-1943 battle of WW2 in which German forces were defeated in their attempt to capture the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union
June 6, 1944- the day on which the allies began their invasion of the European mainland during WW2
A 1944-1945 battle in which allied forces turned back the last major German offensive of WW2
During WW2, Japanese suicide pilots trained to sink allied ships by crashing bomb filled planes into them
A series of court proceedings held in Nuremberg Germany after World War II and what's not to leaders were tried for aggression violations of the rules of war and crimes against humanity
A reduction in a country's ability to wage war, achieved by the disbanding its Armed Forces and prohibiting it from acquiring weapons