Quiz: Operation Overlord: Allies in Action
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Operation Overlord: Allies in Action
By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz

This operation will always be known as one that helped to turn the tide of human history. How much do you know about World War II's Operation Overlord?

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During World War II, which entity planned and executed Operation Overlord?
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When did Operation Overlord commence?
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How did Operation Overlord begin?
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How many troops did Hitler originally want guarding the Atlantic Wall, the fortifications built to thwart an Allied invasion on the western coast of Europe?
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The Germans were taken totally by surprise when the Allies attacked on D-Day.
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Before the Allied invasion, which leader wrote, "The eyes of the world are upon you"?
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How many Allied troops participated in the D-Day beach landings?
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What was NOT one of the names of the five sectors of the Normandy beaches where Allied troops waded ashore?
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On D-Day, Canadian troops were instructed to take control of which beach sector?
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How many Allied vessels took part in the amphibious assault on D-Day?
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Which of the landing sectors was most heavily guarded by German forces?
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During the invasion of Normandy, German soldiers were generally about how much older than Allied troops?
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How many Allied soldiers were killed during the D-Day beach assaults?
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What did the "D" in D-day stand for?
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How many British troops were involved in the beach landings on D-Day?
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During the beach invasions, what was the purpose of so-called Mulberry harbours?
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What happened during Exercise Tiger, a practice run for the D-Day beach invasions?
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On D-Day, many French civilians were killed. How did most of them die?
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Operation Overload started at the beginning of June. By August, how many troops were a part of the operation?
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Bombers were sent to soften German defenses on Omaha beach. Why weren't the bombers effective?
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When did most Allied troops involved in the D-Day beach invasions find out their destinations?
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On D-Day, how many Allied aircraft took to the air as part of the assault?
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How many aircraft did the Allies lose on D-Day?
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The Nazis used more than 1.2 million tons of steel in building the Atlantic Wall. That steel could have been used to create how many German Tiger tanks?
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What was the very first assault of D-Day?
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From June to September, how many casualties did the Allies suffer during the operation?
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What is the present-day condition of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses?
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After launching Operation Overlord in June 1943, how long did it take the Allies to capture Berlin?
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