Quiz: Can You Name the Most Memorable Events from WWII?
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Can You Name the Most Memorable Events from WWII?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

These days, Westerners can scarcely imagine fighting a war for the very existence of their countries. But as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” In a war for their very lives, the Axis and Allies confronted each other in countless ways. Do you think you remember the most memorable events of World War II in this battle-hardened quiz?

Even at the very beginning, the Nazis were manipulating events to justify their aggression. On August 31, 1939, German operatives staged the Gleiwitz incident, an “attack” on a German radio station that Hitler used as an excuse to invade Poland. It was a tiny, isolated act that gave rise to years of brutality in Europe.

In December 1941, the Empire of the Rising Sun smashed American battleships in Hawaii and sent Americans into a violent tizzy. This single event brought the United States into the war and shifted the balance of power between the Allies and the Axis. 

In this World War II quiz, we’ll see if you recall other major battles and moments that, in hindsight, became incredibly important to the war’s outcome. Grab your Tommy Gun and see if you can blast this quiz to pieces!

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