As the Second World War reached an incredible crescendo, a single balding man issued this timeless phrase to Allied troops: “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” And then, with Eisenhower’s words ringing in their ears, hundreds of thousands of men committed to pushing back Germany’s Nazis forever. What do you know about the incredible moments of World War II in this hard-fighting quiz?
First, it was Germany steamrolling across Western Europe. Then, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The world, it seemed, had gone mad with a thirst for blood. By the time it was all said and done, tens of millions of people were dead, cities were wiped from the maps, and the world would never be the same again. What do you know about the men, politics … and consequences of this heartbreaking conflict?
At the beginning of the war, the Luftwaffe achieved air superiority, devastating air and ground forces all over Europe. Planes like the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf 190 clashed with Hurricanes and P-51 Mustangs all across the battlefronts. What do you know about the aircraft and weapons of WWII?
As Hitler’s little mustache quivered with rage and Hirohito’s hopes crumbled, the Allies picked up the pace, building planes, tanks and ships at an ever-faster rate. Soon, evil would fall. Take our WWII quiz now! We’ll find out if you’re cut out for the Marines or if you’d be better off falling on your own sword in this WWII quiz for the ages!
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