Who launched the attack on Pearl Harbor?
The surprise attack on naval base, Pearl Harbor, by the Japanese on December 7th 1941 led to America’s entry into the war.
Germany’s invasion of which country started WW2?
Most historians believe that the September 1st 1939 invasion of Germany’s neighbor, Poland, started WW2.
Which battle was the war’s bloodiest?
At Stalingrad somewhere between 800,000 to 1,600,000 people died. This makes Stalingrad the bloodiest battle in human history.
When did Germany surrender?
The war in Europe ended with the German Instrument of Surrender signed at Reims, France on May 7th 1945.
In 1945 America sent A-bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaski. Which city was America’s next target?
Tokyo was the third target planned for attack, in order to force the Japanese government into its surrender.
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Who was British Prime Minister when the UK declared war on Nazi Germany?
Although best known for signing the short lived Munich Agreement and proclaiming 'peace in our time', Chamberlain declared war on Germany after Britain's ally Poland was invaded.
As well as Jewish people and Gypsies, which other group were persecuted and killed in Nazi concentration camps?
Jehovah’s witnesses were specifically targeted by the Third Reich because they refused to swear loyalty to its government, and would not serve in the military.
Where did Anne Frank and her family move from Germany to, in order to flee the Nazis?
Anne Frank’s family were from Frankfurt in Germany, but left for Amsterdam in the 1930s when Hitler acquired his power. She lost her citizenship in 1941 and became stateless.
Which one of these countries was not part of the Allied Alliance?
Italy, under Mussolini, were part of the Axis, Tripartite Pact that included Japan, Italy and Germany. This pact also combined a number of other weaker states that challenged the allies, the chief of which were the USA, Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
To combat the superior American technological advantages, what shocking military tactic did the Japanese bring into devastating effect in 1944?
The kamikaze (meaning divine wind) tactic utilized 2800 doomed pilots. On their suicide missions they managed to sink 34 US ships and killed 4900 sailors.
Adolf Hitler created the idea of a people’s car that has become which famous car manufacturer?
Hitler was very involved in the project of producing a folks’s wagon, that would be offered to all citizens with a saving plan. This would enable savers to acquire the car for the cost of a small motorcycle.
After the war a series of military tribunals were held at which German city?
Held between November 1945 and October 1946 the Nuremberg trials condemned several high profile Nazi officers and officials to execution, including Alfred Rosenberg, Hermann Goring and Martin Bormann.