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November 1942
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1. On November 8, 1942, the Allied invasion of Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria, begins. French resistance coup in Algiers, consisting of about 400 fighters neutralise the Vichyist XIXth Army Corps and the Vichyist generals (Juin, Darlan, etc.), contributing significantly to the immediate success of the operation. What is the codename of the invasion?

  • Operation Neptune
  • Operation Torch
  • Operation Olive

2. On November 10, in violation of a 1940 armistice, Germany invades Vichy France ; they are responding to the fact that French Admiral François Darlan has signed an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

  • True or False?

3. On November 10, who is the British general is knighted and made a full General?

  • Andrew Cunningham
  • Bernard Montgomery
  • William Gott

4. On November 11, Convoys reach Malta from Alexandria; an official announcement proclaims that the island is "relieved of its siege."

  • True or False?

5. On November 15, the naval battle of Guadalcanal ends. The United States Navy suffers heavy losses and losses control of the sea around Guadalcanal.

  • True or False?

6. A Heavy air raid on Berlin with few losses on November 18. Who flies the raid.

  • British RAF
  • US AAF
  • US Marine

7. On November 22, the situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus and the German general sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded. Who is the German general?

  • General Friedrich Paulus
  • General Frederick Rommel
  • General Lance Becker

8. The encirclement of Stalingrad continues to stabilize on November 25. Hitler reiterates his demand of his general not to surrender.

  • True or False?

9. On November 27, at Toulon, France, the French navy scuttles its ships (most notably the Dunkerque and Strasbourg) and submarines to keep them out of German hands. The French have declined another option, what was the option?

  • To join the Allied fleets in North African waters
  • To join the Allied fleets in the Pacific
  • To join the German fleets in the Baltic

10. On November 30, the naval battle of Tassafaronga Point (off Guadalcanal). It is a night action in which Japanese naval forces sink and damage three American ships. How many Americn cruisers are sunk?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 5

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Operation Torch
  • 2. True
  • 3. Bernard Montgomery
  • 4. True
  • 5. False. The US Navy still retains control of the sea around Guadalcanal.
  • 6. British RAF
  • 7. General Friedrich Paulus
  • 8. True
  • 9. To join the Allied fleets in North African waters
  • 10. 1

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