Which Nazi leader broke a curse by putting the crown of Czechoslovakia on his head—and died shortly afterward?
Who said of the Anzio landings, “I had hoped that we were hurling a wildcat on to the shore, but all we had got was a stranded whale?”
Did you know that a Japanese balloon bomb killed six U.S. civilians in Oregon?
Packed with details about history’s most bloody conflict, the World War II Trivia Book is a great way to find out just how much you know about the war—or to add to your knowledge.
The World War II Trivia Book follows the war from its causes to its aftermath, presenting unique insights into all the action. The book’s entertaining combination of questions and answers, quotations, and fact boxes make it one of the liveliest reference sources you can find.
Peter Darman holds a postgraduate degree in military history from the University of York. He has written a number of books on military subjects, including Uniforms of World War II, A-Z of the SAS, The Survival Handbook, and SAS: The World’s Best, and was the general editor of World War II: A Day by Day History. He currently lives in London.