Which war of the 1930s was used as a trial run for the military tactics of WWII?
War tactics and early production models were tested and refined during the Spanish Civil War between the German-supported Fascist government of General Franco against the Soviet-supported Republican government.
What was the name of the line of fortification between the French and German border?
Named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, the Maginot Line was a line of obstacles, weapon installations, and fortifications made of concrete. It was built by the French to safeguard against German invasion.
What was the name of the major conference held in February 1945 between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt?
The Yalta conference was also known as the Crimea conference. Its code name was Argonaut Conference. Held between 4 and 11 February, 1945, the conference was held to discuss the postwar reorganization of Europe and Germany. The Yalta conference was second of the major wartime conferences among USA, Russia, and England. It was followed by the Potsdam Conference in July 1945.
Who was the Japanese naval leader considered to be the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?
Isoroku Yamamoto held the post of Japanese Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the post of the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War 2. He was also the commander-in-chief in the early phase of the Pacific Wars.
What was the name of the French State in the south that was unoccupied by Germany in WW2?
While Italians and Germans occupied the northern and south-eastern parts of France, the French government evacuated and moved to Vichy. Vichy France was headed by Marshal Philippe Petain. Vichy became the de facto capital of the French state during World War 2.
Which ocean liner carrying over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany was denied entry into the US?
The German ocean liner MS St.Louis started off with 900 Jewish refugees escaping from Nazi Germany in 1939. The passengers were supposed to disembark in Cuba, and then travel further on to the United States. However, the ship was denied entry at Havana and then subsequently at California. This incident has inspired film, opera, and fictional stories.
Norway was in the Allies camp during World War 2. The country was invaded and occupied by Germany in 1940. The Norwegian government went into exile and established itself in London. Even in exile, the Norwegian government continued to be a part of the Allies.
Where did Joe Rosenthal take his famous ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’ photograph?
Depicting six United States Marines raising the US flag, 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' was taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. One of the most recognizable images of the war in the United States, the iconic photograph won a Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year.
Who among these US Presidents served during WW2 and was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year thrice?
Nearly every serving president of the USA has been a TIME Person of the Year since the magazine began its list. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only President to have been named the TIME Person of the Year three times—in 1932, 1934, and 1941.
Posthumously known as Showa, Emperor Hirohito was the longest serving monarch of Japan in history. After the twin atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the nation over a radio broadcast, which was a first for an Emperor in Japanese history.
What was the type of government in Italy during WW2?
Italy had a fascist government led by Benito Mussolini, who was the leader of the country during World War 2. Mussolini led three political parties associated with the ideology of Fascism — the Revolutionary Fascist Party (PFR) founded in 1915, the Nation
A word of Japanese origin, kamikaze literally means "god-wind," with the usual translation as "divine wind." The word is derived from the name the Japanese used for a typhoon that destroyed all Mongol ships during the 13th century and saved Japan from invasion. During WW2, Japanese kamikaze pilots destroyed nearly 47 vessels of the Allies.
What were German submarines called during the World War?
U-boat has been derived from the German word U-Boot or Unterseeboot; it literally means "underseaboat." While U-Boot in German refers to any type of submarine, the English version (U-boat) was used specifically for military submarines used by the Germans during both the World Wars.
What were “jungle fountains” provided to Allied soldiers?
American soldiers posted overseas used to write back home about missing ice cold Coke and soda fountains. In an effort to raise morale, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower sent a telegram requesting for bottled Coke to be shipped to the front. This is when the Coca Cola company set up facilities close to the frontlines to provide soda to the soldiers.
This American potato chips brand changed its name to Jays after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Started in 1927 by Leonard Japp, Japps Foods began by selling pretzels in a truck. Japps started selling potato chips made by using his wife's potato chip recipe. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, there were negative sentiments against the word "Jap" across the US. This led the company to change its name to Jays Foods, Inc.
Which among the following was a mascot for women who worked in factories to support war efforts?
A cultural icon, Rosie the Riveter represented the women workers in factories and shipyards during World War II. These women, who were involved in the production of munitions and supplies, replaced male workers who had left to join the military during the war. Rosie became a symbol of American feminism and women's economic advantage.
What was the name of the agreement that outlined Japan’s terms of surrender?
Also called the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, Potsdam Declaration was issued by United States President Harry S. Truman, United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chairman of China Chiang Kai-shek on July 26, 1945. The document issued an ultimatum to Japan stating that if the Japanese did not surrender, they would have to face "prompt and utter destruction."
Introduced in Generation III as a new game mechanic, Pokémon abilities referred to the various powers and moves that each Pokémon possessed. Each of these abilities can be used by a Pokémon when told to in a battle. Can you match the ability with the Poké
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