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WWII War Lit and its Authors
"This is another of my quizzes about literature set in wartime and its authors. This one concerns works and authors about World War II."
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What author published a fictional work in 1975 with a plot concerning a plan to kidnap Winston Churchill during WWII?
What author published a novel whose title is derived from a quotation of American naval officer John Paul Jones, creates the characters of Rockwell Torrey, Navy nurse Maggie Haynes, and Ltjg. William McConnell, and involves naval events in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
Who published a book in France in 1945, translated and published into English in 1948, which concerned underground French Resistance fighters of WWII, specifically the characters of Jean Blomart and his dying lover, Helene Bertrand?
Simone de Beauvoir
Which highly acclaimed novelist and short story writer, who won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for a collection of related short stories based on his WWII experiences in the Pacific, wrote a story about the lives and loves of four sisters living in New Zealand during WWII?
Which author wrote a fictional WWII novel based on those who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia and whose real mission was to save Partisan resistance forces from the Germans rather than -- as first thought -- destroy a strategic bridge?
Which author, born in Wales, published a 1978 suspense thriller set on an island off the coast of England during WWII and concerning the relationship between a German spy and a British woman?
Which author was awarded the 1952 National Book Award for his novel concerning the bombing of Pearl Harbor which has been named as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century by Modern Library?
What authors co-wrote a 1948 book, creating the character Brig. General Frank Savage as the commander of an American bombing squadron stationed in England and flying daylight missions in the early days of WWII?
Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay
Robert Arthur and Henry King
Patrick Pritchard and Harvey Stovall
Keith Davenport and Ben Gately
What British author wrote a highly acclaimed 2004 non-fiction book detailing the attempts of an 18-man American intelligence platoon who unsuccessfully fought an entire German battalion until they were forced to surrender for lack of ammunition?
_________________ wrote "The Hiding Place" based upon the personal experiences of a Christian living in Nazi-occupied Holland who hid and assisted in the flight of Jews during WWII, and was eventually arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps.
(three words, a woman)
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Compiled Jun 28 12