WW2 hard questions for brainiacs

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Last updated: July 18, 2014
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British PM
Winston Churchill
American President
Franklin Roosevelt
Soviet Premier
Joseph Stalin
German Fuhrer
Adolf Hitler
Italian Duce
Benito Mussolini
Japanese Emperor
Japanese PM
Hideki Tojo
British PM (till 1940)
Neville Chamberlain
American President (1945-53)
Harry Truman
Name of first atomic bomb
Little Boy
Name of second atomic bomb
Fat Man
Where was the first atomic bomb dropped?
Where was the second atomic bomb dropped?
The largest concentration camp was called?
How many Russians were killed in the war?
25 million
The name for the German invasion of the USSR
Operation Barbarossa
What was the line of French defenses called?
Maginot line
And the German equivalent?
Siegfried line
What was the sister ship to the Bismark called?
On what date did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour?
7th of December 1941
And that was a date that will live in...?
The capital Japanese ship was called?
Stalin issued a policy of what on the USSR?
Scorched Earth
Roosevelt called America the what?
The arsenal of democracy
The German army was called?
The German navy was called?
The German airforce was called?
This German field marshal was called the desert fox
Erwin Rommel
This American general was called old blood and guts
George Patton
What was the code name for the invasion of Italy,1943?
Operation Husky
What Nazi leader was in charge of the SS?
Heinrich Himmler
At what place in the USSR was the site of the largest tank battle?
What German word in English means armour
Name one of the iconic British planes of the war
SuperMarine Spitfire
Now name the other
Hawker Hurricane
Name the leader of the Chinese Nationalist Party
Chiang Kai-Shek
Name the leader of the Chinese Communist Party
Mao ZeDong
On what date did WW2 start in Europe?
1st September 1939
Which prominent Nazi flew to Scotland in 1940?
Rudolph Hess
How many Jews were killed in the war?
6 million
What does Blitzkrieg mean in English?
Lightning War
Which Chinese city was "raped" by Japanese soldiers?
Which famous US General said "I will return"
Douglas MacArthur
Which famous British General stopped Rommel for good?
Bernard Montgomery
The Premier of Vichy France was called?
Phillipe Petain
The dictator of Spain was called?
Francisco Franco
Stalin eliminated all opposition in his great...what?
Where was the decisive battle in North Africa in Egypt?
El Alamein
What were the German divisions in North Africa called?
The Afrika Korps
Level 85
Jul 16, 2014
"Siegfried", not "Siegfreid". "Wehrmacht", not "Whermacht". "Lightning", not "Lightening".
Level 83
Jul 17, 2014
I like this quiz, but definitely need some alternate accepted answers, particularly for the date questions. Each country has different ways of writing a typical date. And there was no consistency for names: accepted Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, but needed the full name for Roosevelt, Rommel, and a couple others I think.

I like that this was a bit harder than most quizzes!

Level 28
Jul 17, 2014
Thanks for the comments guys i have altered the quiz slightly to make it a bit easier
Level 77
Jul 17, 2014
"Seigfried" is still wrong. S-I-E-G-F-R-I-E-D. Also "Emperor", not "Emporer". What's a "capital ship" ? It's a good mix of easy and hard questions, though some are really almost impossible unless you are a war nut. :)
Level 24
Jul 19, 2015
I thought it was 2nd September 1939 when the war started
Level 28
Jul 21, 2015
Haha nice trolling
Level 37
Oct 14, 2017
The Wehrmacht was not the German army, that was the Heer. The Wehrmacht was all of the German military (Heer, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe). Also, for questions regarding dates, you should accept "December 7 1941" or "December 7th 1941". Otherwise, good quiz.
Level 67
Oct 19, 2018
I typed in

December 7, 1941

December 07, 1941

Sunday, December 7, 1941

Sunday, December 07, 1941


September 1, 1939

September 01, 1939

None of the above were correct. Wow. :(

Level 32
Dec 19, 2018
operation husky is the invasion of sicily, the invasion of italy was codenamed operation avalanche, operation baytown and operation slapstick, as the invasion of italy had 3 main focus points, any of those 3 would be correct, however operation husky is wrong
Level 70
May 12, 2019
Variations of answers do need to be added.
Level 43
May 10, 2022
The total Russian death total was 26.6 million. So not 25 million
Level 52
May 12, 2022
Afrikakorps - one word

Panzer means tank in german

Level 68
May 28, 2022
Panzer can also mean armour that is worn.
Level 54
Feb 7, 2024
The first atomic bomb was actually "The gadget" used in the Trinity test.