It is actually short for Panzerkampfwagen, meaning armoured combat vehicle.
(similar to how automobile are sometimes called auto, while auto in itself has the meaning of self)
Btw nouns are always capitalized in German.
Only missed the Manhattan Project, I didn't have a clue so I just typed in things like 'boom' and 'bang'
Midway was a more decisive setback, but in terms of turning the tide of the war, that had already started with the Coral Sea battle.
A "Tank" in German is "Panzerkampfwagen", which then literally means "Armored Combat Wagon".
to either create discord or demonstrate their "superior" knowledge.
Get a Life, people!
If you ask for the English translation of the French word entrée and insist that it means jalapeño poppers sitting on a napkin in a paper dish, you are wrong. To answer the question correctly it means entrance in French.
Quizmaster knows this but it needs to be said.
"Soviet dictator" would be slightly more accurate, but "Russian dictator" is not inaccurate as "Russian" and "Soviet" at the time of WW2 were used synonymously.
Also Hirohito should be replaced with Tojo, as he really didnt do anything
One was a man I grew up calling "Uncle" who was a little boy in Germany just before the War broke out. His mother had taken him to the doctor when he was about 4 for a deformity in his foot when she overheard the doctor talking with someone about the proposed "treatment". Horrified, she scooped him up and left the office and within hours was packing up their possessions to leave the country, saving his life. She made her way to the U.S. where he grew up, married and raised 3 boys, bad foot and all. My brothers and I hung out with his sons all the time, being as we were all around the same age.
The other was my dad, who was on the Liberty ship "Francis B. Ogden" coming up the coast of N.Carolina when their sister ship was sunk by a U-boat. (torpedo struck the magazine, completely destroying the ship) They were racing a hurricane, which ultimately allowed them to get away from the U-boat and reach port safely.
Americans care only about their part, we really only know:
Pearl Harbor - a lot of food/guns/cars from Land Lease - D-Day - Two "suns" being dropped on Japan
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