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Allied war crimes during World War II: Quiz


Question 1: Dönitz was found guilty, but no sentence was imposed, because of evidence presented to the the Tribunal that the ________ and the United States Navy had issued similar orders.
HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal Navy

Question 2: At the end of World War II, several trials of Axis war criminals took place, most famously the ________.
Nuremberg TrialsThe HolocaustAdolf HitlerJoseph Goebbels

Question 3: The historian Donald Bloxham states that "The ________ on 13-14 February 1945 was a war crime".
Strategic bombing during World War IIWorld War IIBombing of Dresden in World War IIOperation Pointblank

Question 4: Other incidents are alleged by historians to have been crimes under the ________ in operation at the time, but that for a variety of reasons were not investigated by the Allied powers during the war, or they were investigated and a decision was taken not to prosecute.
Command responsibilityLaws of warUniversal jurisdictionIsrael, Palestine, and the United Nations

Question 5: [1] The ________ randomly burned houses in Friesoythe, northwestern Germany in April 1945.
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)The Royal Canadian RegimentThe Queen's Own Rifles of CanadaThe Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

Question 6: According to Mitcham and von Stauffenberg in The Battle of Sicily, The ________ killed captured German prisoners.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light InfantryThe Royal Canadian RegimentThe Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)Royal Westminster Regiment

Question 7: The Soviet Union had not signed the ________ relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
Disarmed Enemy ForcesGeneva ConventionsThird Geneva ConventionGeneva Convention (1929)

Question 8: When Japanese remains were repatriated from the ________ after the war, roughly 60 percent were missing their skulls.
SaipanMariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsTinian

Question 9: ________: Eight of the surviving, captured crewmen from the sunk German submarine U-546 are tortured by US military personnel.
Convoy PQ 17Operation TeardropSecond Happy TimeLaconia incident

Question 10: There were a number of war crimes involving Allied personnel that were investigated by the Allied powers and that led in some instances to ________.
MilitaryJudge Advocate General's CorpsDesertionCourt-martial


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