10 most difficult Third Reich riddlesWorld War II quiz
From what country did the Germans launch most of V2 rockets?
from the Netherlands
The V-2 was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a "vengeance weapon", assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. V2 rockets were fired from the Netherlands near the Hague
How many tons did PzKpfw VIII Maus weigh?
Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus ("Mouse") was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Five were ordered, but only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by advancing Soviet military forces. Weighing 188 metric tons, the Maus's main armament was the Krupp-designed 128 mm KwK 44 L/55 gun,
Why VK4501P (Porsche) lost the heavy tank manufacture contract to VK4501H (Henschel)?
the hull was too weak
defective engine and bad mobility
the armor was too thin
the costs of production were too high
In July 1942 both tanks were put to test. Porsche turned out to be a complete failure with its defective engine and bad mobility. Herschel on the other hand turned out very good at tests and was approved for manufacture.
Who was the last president of the Third Reich?
Karl Dönitz was the last president of the Third Reich and Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. He authorized Alfred Jodl to sign the act of unconditional surrender that ended World War II in Europe.
Who was the personal physician of Adolf Hitler?
Theodor Gilbert Morell (1886 -1948) was a German doctor known for acting as Adolf Hitler's personal physician. Morell was well known in Germany for his unconventional treatments. He assisted Hitler daily in virtually everything he did for several years and was beside Hitler until the last stages of the Battle of Berlin. Grossly obese and suffering from poor health, Morell died in a Tegernsee hospital on 26 May 1948.
What was the name of the 5th SS Panzer Division?
The 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" was a Panzer division among the thirty eight Waffen-SS divisions of Nazi Germany. It was recruited from foreign volunteers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Belgium under the command of German officers. During the course of World War II, the division served on the Eastern Front. It surrendered in May 1945 to the American forces in Austria.
How old was Eva Braun when she married Adolf Hitler?
she never married him
Eva Braun was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. As Nazi Germany was collapsing towards the end of the war, Braun swore loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced Führerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. On 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony; she was 33 and he was 56. Less than 40 hours later, they committed suicide together.
Which of the following was NOT a military commander of the Afrika Korps during World War II?
Karl Dönitz was a German officer in the Navy (1943-1945) , and then the last supreme commander of the Wehrmacht ( after the dissolution of the Afrika Korps ) . The other three Germans were the commanders of the Afrika Korps in the following years Erwin Rommel - 1941 to 1943 (with a break during illness ) , Ludwig Crüwell - 1942 (replacing the sick Rommel ), Hans Cramer - 1943 (the last commander of the Afrika Korps )
Who was Hitler's favourite composer?
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hans von Bülow
Wagner's music was assimilated with the german domination ethos. The main reason for that is fact that the Third Reich propaganda officially approved it and Hitler himself was a big Wagner fan.
In World War II, a Nazi submarine U-1206 was accidentally sunk by?
A sub-sea landslide
An improperly operated toilet
On 14 April 1945, while U-1206 was cruising at a depth of 200 feet, misuse of the new toilet caused large amounts of water to flood the boat. The leak flooded the submarine's batteries causing them to release chlorine gas, leaving him with no alternative but to surface. Once surfaced, U-1206 was discovered and bombed by British patrols, forcing Schlitt to scuttle the submarine. One man died in the attack, three men drowned in the heavy seas after abandoning the vessel and 46 were captured.