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How Much Do You Know About the Nazi Wehrmacht of WWII?
by John Miller
Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)

Adolf Hitler was not exactly the kind of guy you could expect to follow the rule of law. So it’s no surprise that he began illegally building a huge army in the 1930s. Once he consolidated his political power, he had the ability to use that military force – the Wehrmacht – to do his evil bidding. In our quiz, we’ll see how much you really know about the Wehrmacht and its men during World War II.

By 1939, the Wehrmacht was one of the world’s best fighting forces. It had many advanced planes and armored vehicles, and just as important, well-trained men who understood how to use those weapons to quickly overwhelm Allied lines. Do you know the various military branches that made up the Wehrmacht?

Dozens of well-known Nazi commanders gained fame (and infamy) during the course of the Second World War. Some conducted themselves honorably in victory or defeat, while others committed atrocities in the name of the Third Reich. Can you name the bloodiest German generals of the conflict?

When Allied troops and civilians saw the flags of the Wehrmacht heading their way, they could only hope for the best. Take our WWII quiz now and see if you can withstand the blitzkrieg, or whether you’ll be blasted from the Earth by a deadly Panzer division!

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