History Quiz / World War II in the European Theatre

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Can you name the answers to the following questions re WWII in the European theatre?

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What name is given to the battle in which the Luftwaffe attempted to destroy the Royal Air Force in 1940?
Which Russian city on the Volga did German forces capture 95% of but were eventually defeated in a bloody battle lasting from 23rd Aug 1942 to 2nd Feb 1943?
Benito Mussolini was toppled from power following the successful allied invasion of which island in 1943?
Operation Market Garden was an attempt to ultimately seize the bridge over the river Rhine of which Dutch city in 1944?
German forces broke through which 'impenetrable' heavily wooded area in their invasion of France in 1940 with devastating results?
Which island did Germany capture via paratroops in 1941?
Which hilltop with an historic abbey in Italy was a major stumbling block in the allied advance to Rome in 1944?
Germany claimed 665,000 Soviets were encircled and captured during which battle Aug – Sept 1941?
Which city saw the brutal suppressions of a Jewish ghetto rising in 1943 and a resistance rising in 1944?
Which fortified French port was invaded in 1942, principally by Canadians, as a test toward a full scale continental invasion?
Which helpless country surrendered to a German invasion after only six hours of fighting on 9th April 1940?
Which city was the main point of the Allied invasion of mainland Italy in 1943?
What is the name of the war given to the Soviet attack on Finland in 1939-40?
From which city in France was the British Expeditionary Force evacuated in 1940?
Which decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy resulted in the destruction of most German forces west of the River Seine and opened the way to Paris and the German border?
Which Mediterranean island was awarded the George Cross in 1942 after resisting German attempts to starve and bomb it into submission?
Which battle in Russia July - Aug 1943 which featured major armoured clashes was a decisive Soviet victory and gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war?
What is the name of the Soviet operation 22nd June-19th Aug 1944 that cleared German forces from Belarus and eastern Poland, during which 30 German divisions disappeared?
Which westward German counteroffensive, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, occurred 16th Dec 1944 – 25th Jan 1945?
Which Russian city was besieged by German forces from 8th Sept 1941 – 22th Jan 1944?
What is the name given to the allied operation to invade Normandy beginning D-Day 6th June 1944?
What two-letter abbreviation is used to express the end of the war in Europe 8th May 1945? ' __ Day'

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