Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1939. The war lasted from 1939 to 1945. I hope you enjoyed this quiz. Thanks for playing!
El Alamein. British forces defeated the German forces, commanded by Rommel, in this battle.
1945. It is believed that Hitler killed himself. However some people say he survived the war.
France. Troops were evacuated across the English Channel back to England.
Josef Stalin. Russia was part of the U.S.S.R. Hirohito and Akihito were both leaders of Japan. Lenin was the first Communist leader of Russia.
Winston Churchill. Attlee took over from Churchill after the war. He was only the second Prime Minister to be a member of the Labour Party.
Adolf Hitler. Mussolini was President of Italy during World War Two. Both Roosevelts were Presidents of the U.S.A.
VJ-Day. It means Victory in Japan Day, but the war in Europe had already ended, so it was the end of the war overall.
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U-Boats. "U-boat" is short for "unterseeboot" or "undersea boat".
Hawaii. Over 300 Japanese planes dropped bombs on the US navy fleet, killing over 2,000 men and women. They sank many ships. This brought the USA into the war.
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D-Day. Several hundred thousand men were put ashore on that day, June 6th, 1944.
2. One was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 75,000 people in seconds. The second was dropped on Nagasaki.
Winston Churchill. Neville Chamberlain was the Prime Minister at the start of the war, but he was replaced.
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Germany, Italy and Japan. China was on the same side as the USA, and Bolivia was not fighting. Other countries, like Finland and Romania, fought with Germany as well.
USS Arizona. The Arizona was hit by a bomb which blew up its ammunition magazine. The attack took the lives of over 1,000 of its sailors. Today a memorial is in place so we can remember the lives that were lost on the Arizona.
140,000. Japan just wasn't surrendering so after Roosevelt died, President Harry Truman decided to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This killed not only Japanese people, but it also killed forced laborers from Korea and more than 100 American POWs, thus ending World War II in the Pacific.
February 1945. The Americans knew Iwo Jima woud be hard to take. They spent two months before the invasion softening up the defenses with near-continuous strikes. The pitiless warfare on Iwo Jima would make the battle famous and the marines who fought it heroes. The death toll was 5,93l Americans dead and 23,000 Japanese dead.
A Swastika. The swastika was adopted by Hitler after he rose to power in Germany. Before he adopted the symbol, the swastika meant peace. But just as soon as he made it the Nazi symbol, the swastika meant fear and hatred against anybody Hitler thought were 'inferior'.
Anne. While the Franks were in hiding, Anne decided to write down all of her emotions, feelings, and all of the stuff that was happening to her. After the Franks were captured, Anne was sent to Bergen-Belsen and died of typhus. Her diary was later found by her dad and is the most popular diary to emerge from the Holocaust.
August. The United States was determind to take Guadalcanal back from the Japanese. Guadalcanal would open the American campaign to force the Japanese back from their gains in the Pacific. In the end of the Battle for Guadalcanal, the victory belonged to the Americans.
Auschwitz. Auschwitz was a death camp. Many people were sent here and died either by the gas chambers, typhus, malnutrition or by working too much. This was a cruel thing to do. Auschwitz is still standing today. You can walk through the camp and see what the prisoners went through.
Japan. The United States didn't want anything to do with World War II. That all changed on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,300 people died at Pearl Harbor. The next day, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare a state of war.
Jews. When Germany lost World War I, Hitler was furious. He blamed the Jews for the loss so that he could rise to power. Once he got that power, he started rounding up the Jews and throwing them into concentration camps. This started what we now know as the Holocaust.
September 1, 1939. Before Hitler attacked Poland, he had signed a document stating that he would not invade any other countries after his invasion of Czechoslovakia. He broke his promise which led Britain and France to declare war on Germany. This move is what started World War II.