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Battle of Crete: Quiz


Question 1:
Who was a commander in the Battle of Crete?
Gustav Horn
Bernard Freyberg
Anders Bille
Pierre Langlais

Question 2:
How many casualties were there in the Battle of Crete?
British casualties: 3443 killed in action and 6558 died of disease)
British: Unknown
British forces took 188,700 POWs and captured 2,840 guns

Question 3: The intention was to use Fallschirmjäger to capture key points of the island, including ________ that could then be used to fly in supplies and reinforcements.
Air traffic controlAirportAirport securityAirline hub

Question 4:
What was Battle of Crete a part of?
the Mediterranean Theatre of World War I
the Mediterranean Theatre of World War II
the Mediterranean Theater of World War II
Mediterranean Fleet 1892-1895

Question 5: The battalion-sized force was split up, with a 200-man detachment under the unit's commander, ________, stationed at Souda to cover the retreat of the heavier units.
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellRobert LaycockNo. 8 (Guards) CommandoLayforce

Question 6: Laycock and his brigade major, the novelist ________, were able to escape by crashing through German lines in a tank.
Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn WaughBlack MischiefVile Bodies

Question 7:
Where did Battle of Crete take place?

Question 8: The Noel Coward film ________ was based on this action.
In Which We ServeThis Happy Breed (film)Blithe Spirit (film)Great Expectations (1946 film)

Question 9: From the island, the Ploieşti oil fields in ________, which were critical to the Axis war effort, were within range of British bombers.

Question 10: Major Alistair Hamilton, a company commander in the ________, had declared, "The Black Watch leaves Crete when the snow leaves Mount Ida".
Black WatchColdstream GuardsArgyll and Sutherland HighlandersRoyal Scots

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