Special Sub-Topic: WWII
|What was the codename for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?|
Operation Z. Yamamoto first used this term in December 1940 when discussing possible plans for an attack on Pearl Harbor.
|Who was chief of the German "Abwehr" (German counter-intelligence agency)?|
Admiral Canaris. He was arrested in 1944 shortly after the failed assasination attempt on July 20th. He was executed at Flossenburg concentration camp.
|Who was known as "Lord Haw-Haw"?|
William Joyce. William Joyce had been active in the British Union of Fascists before the outbreak of war and in August 1939 migrated to Germany. During the war Joyce broadcasted propaganda from Germany to the United Kingdom during the war. After the war he was caught, tried and executed for treason in 1946.
|What was the largest tank battle of WWII?|
Kursk. Around 6,000 tanks and 4,000 planes would fight in the Battle at Kursk. It was one of the most important Soviet victories in WWII.
|The attack on this Italian port inspired Admiral Yamamoto to attack Pearl Harbor by using aircraft carriers. Which port was it?|
Taranto. Taranto was the site of the first major aircraft strike from aircraft carriers in history.
|This German fighter ace lead the war with a total of 352 kills. Who was it?|
Erich Hartmann. He was the first of only two fighter pilots to exceed 300 kills.
|Who was the most decorated German serviceman of WWII?|
Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Rudel was the only person to be awarded the Knight's Cross with _Golden_ Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
|What was the most mass produced tank of the War?|
T-34. Between 1940 and 1944, nearly 36,000 T-34 tanks were produced. Another 23,000 T-34-85s were built in 1944 and 1945.
|This allied force was nicknamed the "Devil's Brigade" by the Germans.|
First Special Service Force. The force consisted of men from American and Canadian units. They were known for their tough savage-like fighting.
|This man was the German economics minister and a Reichsbank president. Who was it?|
Walther Funk. He persuaded Himmler to put the loot from the Death Camps in a false bank account. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after the war.
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