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The D-Day invasion was the largest amphibious invasion in world history with 160,000 troops landing on the beaches of France.
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Date and year of Allied invasion
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Body of water crossed by Allied Forces
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May 31st, 2011 at 16:06 GMT
roosevelt did not work
May 31st, 2011 at 17:25 GMT
Yeah, I noticed that. It works now.
Jun 1st, 2011 at 02:08 GMT
Great and timely quiz, and so cool as my grandfather arrived with the second wave on D-Day. I'd only change one thing. For bad weather, I tried, rough seas, storm, etc, etc, because it was really the waves that made them hold off a day. I never did get "bad weather."
Game published: Jun 6th, 2011 at 19:03 GMT
Jun 6th, 2011 at 19:30 GMT
Excellent quiz. I never realized that only 3(or 4) countries' forces were involved in D-Day.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 20:31 GMT
Accept June 6th 1944, please (and any other variations left out)
Jun 6th, 2011 at 20:46 GMT
No one knows who Mackenzie King is eh? shameful.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 20:52 GMT
Mackenzie King was the one answer that kept me from a perfect score. What a hoser.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:12 GMT
Yeah def didn't know the Canadian PM. I would change "Nazi commander" as Rommel wasn't actually a Nazi, just a non-aligned general. Try "German commander."
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:15 GMT
@ folio1701 - There were a lot more nations forces involved, including Australian, New Zealand, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish and French (though the majority were American, British and Canadian)
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:19 GMT
On the 67th anniversary of D-Day! Side note, I typed in "rain" because I did not know the answer, but I am assuming that is not specific enough to register.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:19 GMT
umm... why won't you accept 6/6/44?
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:27 GMT
^ Because using slashes in the answer fields is how Sporcle includes alternate answers. So Sporcle would read 6/6/44 as three separate answers. However, if you try it without any slashes, it'll work.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 21:33 GMT
@redpyramids, you're correct. Those nations show up as bonuses.
Jun 6th, 2011 at 23:29 GMT
Man watching the movie The Longest Day sure helped out with this one.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 01:14 GMT
Well done, and well done vets.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 10:43 GMT
I think the French, Polish, Norwegian etc. countries should be added as more than bonuses but less than the main 3, under a category like 'Minor/supporting nations'. Also, random fact: there were Koreans who got conscripted by the Japanese, captured by the Soviets in the Far East, drafted into the Red Army and sent to Europe, where they were captured by the Germans and stationed in Normandy (which was, of course, considered a less important area - that's why we chose it). Unsurprisingly they surrendered very quickly, and were something of a surprise to the Allied troops.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 11:57 GMT
Jun 7th, 2011 at 13:51 GMT
I think if you put a date in your answer column as 6|6|44, it would show up 6/6/44 in the actual quiz. Or Face|Off for Face/Off.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 16:17 GMT
Weird that US and UK leaders have full names, but Canadian PM just has last name. Yeah, I know it's a double last name and all, and typing the full name works. But the answer column should probably display his full name, especially since he's the least-guessed answer and therefore people might actually learn something from taking this quiz.
Jun 7th, 2011 at 18:29 GMT
Go on Monty
Jun 7th, 2011 at 20:22 GMT
Good quiz, I should have known more. Forgot King and 2 of the beaches
Jun 8th, 2011 at 01:17 GMT
Good to see we still remember. I have one foreign trip on my "must go" list which is the north of France. Thanks for this one.
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Jun 8th, 2011 at 20:44 GMT
Canada shouldn't count, they didn't even declare war on Germany because they weren't a country.
Jun 8th, 2011 at 23:46 GMT
@JJFO Canada and all other commonwealth countries were able to declare war independently since 1931 due to the Statute of Westminster.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 01:10 GMT
@JJFO: Canada declared war on September 10th 1939. Also, we have been a country since 1867. The fact that we choose to retain close ties to the UK doesn't change that.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 01:12 GMT
Also, I don't think that the countries should be included in brackets beside their leaders' names if you're going to ask for the names of the countries as well.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 06:09 GMT
17/19. Utah - D'oh! Mackenzie King??? I'm embarassed to say I've never heard of him :( I'd like to say that I scored well because I'm not only ex-Army (Aussie) and I'm great at history but the truth is I've watched way too many war movies. :D
Jun 9th, 2011 at 17:27 GMT
As a Canadian I'm embarrassed that I forgot King. He's just not as memorable and charismatic as FDR and Churchill I guess.
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Jun 9th, 2011 at 18:53 GMT
i got it in 49 seconds. can anyone beat that?
Jun 10th, 2011 at 17:38 GMT
@Heatbag34: I guess you could say that, I you consider being the longest seated Canadian Prime Minster (22 years) unmemorable. :P
Jun 17th, 2011 at 12:15 GMT
A pity because I have heard of MacKenzie King but couldn't summon his name to mind.
Jun 20th, 2011 at 08:52 GMT
I have to admit the only reason I got full marks was because I typed in KING George VI when I got really stuck on the canadian leader :/
Jun 21st, 2011 at 12:32 GMT
Lots of hidden answeres such as new zealand, poland, france... i tried the leader of the hidden answers and those didnt work. Was'nt Omar Bradley part of it too?
Sep 15th, 2011 at 20:19 GMT
I am dissapointed at how much I learned from this quiz.
Nov 13th, 2011 at 16:52 GMT
I tried to put in King Albert for Belgium and got the PM of Canada!
Jan 18th, 2012 at 16:24 GMT
Nice to see a reminder of how much Canada did during D-Day, something that seems to get forgotten all too often with regards to WWII in general.
May 23rd, 2012 at 17:33 GMT
Heatbag34 & nanobyte - I would suggest the reason Mackenzie King is forgotten is that he wasn't a member of the "Big 3" (Churchill, Roosevelt, & Stalin), therefore he was less visible on the WWII stage.
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 19:31 GMT
I feel so embarassed for not being able to come up with Montgomery, Rommel and Operation Overlord. Never heard of Mackenzie King though.
Nov 12th, 2012 at 14:36 GMT
There were much more countries involved in the operation. USA, UK and Canada are only the biggest in terms of number of troops landed. But France of course was also involved with the army of liberation. And so were Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Czechoslovakia. And I may still forget some countries.
Nov 28th, 2012 at 20:13 GMT
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