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World War II: Forces and Weapons

Forces

German army in North Africa Click to show or hide the answer
Yugoslav guerrilla resistance movement led by Colonel Draza Mihailovic; eventually collaborated with Axis forces, opposing the Allies Click to show or hide the answer
Units of the British Indian Army, trained to fight behind Japanese lines in Burma – created and led by Brigadier (later Major General) Orde Wingate Click to show or hide the answer
Nickname, originated by Lord Haw Haw, of the British 7th Armoured Division – often used for the British 8th Army, of which they were a part Click to show or hide the answer
British–led corps of elite Ethiopian troops, fighting Italian occupation Click to show or hide the answer
Formed in May 1940; name changed in July 1940; stood down in December 1944; disbanded in December 1945 Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Name used from 1935 to 1945 for the German navy (previously Reichsmarine) Click to show or hide the answer
Nazi security police: Gestapo and Click to show or hide the answer
British army unit set up in Egypt 1940, to carry out mechanised reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and desert navigation Click to show or hide the answer
Name used for the combined armed forces of Nazi Germany ('defence force') Click to show or hide the answer
WLA Click to show or hide the answer

Weapons

Mulberry (as used in the D–Day landings) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Tallboys and Grand Slams were Click to show or hide the answer
Manufacturer of the Blenheim aircraft Click to show or hide the answer
RAF fighter bomber made almost entirely of wood; nicknamed "the Wooden Wonder" or the "Timber Terror" Click to show or hide the answer
Name given by Allied airmen to hostile anti–aircraft fire Click to show or hide the answer
The Boeing B–17 was also known as the Click to show or hide the answer
A Horsa was a type of Click to show or hide the answer
Cargo vessels built as part of the US war effort Click to show or hide the answer
Allied project (1942) to develop the atom bomb – led by J. Robert Oppenheimer Click to show or hide the answer
British army tank of World War II – said to be named after a cartoon duck Click to show or hide the answer
'X–craft' in WWII Click to show or hide the answer
Popular nickname for an air raid siren, or a German rocket launcher (used to deliver chemical weapons); also a peevish person Click to show or hide the answer
English translation of the German word Vergeltung (which was what the V stood for in the names of the V–1 flying bomb and the V–2 ballistic missile) Click to show or hide the answer
Crusader, Challenger, Cavalier, Centurion, T34 (famous Soviet design of WWII): types of Click to show or hide the answer
Official (German) name for the doodlebug, buzz bomb or flying bomb Click to show or hide the answer
The Mitsubishi A6M fighter was commonly known as the Click to show or hide the answer

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