Welcome to our first BMMHS Quiz
No prizes…it’s just for fun.
Good luck !
Congratulations – Clearly an expert on the Italian Campaign.
Ooops – more learning required – how about joining the BMMS Zoom talk by Patrick Mercer on Operation Olive: Cracking The Gothic Line.
Tuesday November 3rd at 2:00pm.
#1. Where did the Allies carry out their first major beach landings of the war which was on the Italian mainland?
#2. Name the German defensive line in Italy during WW2 which included Monte Cassino?
Gustav Line Sometimes known as the Winter Line
#3. Who was the Allied military commander in Italy during WW2?
Field Marshal Harold Alexander
#4. Operation Husky in July 1943 was the invasion of which Mediterranean island?
#5. The Allies’ efforts in Italy involved the British Eighth Army and the American Fifth Army. Who commanded the American Fifth Army?
General Mark Clarke
#6. Where did the Allies undertake a beech landing behind the German positions on the Gustav Line?
#7. Who was the German military commander in Italy during WW2?
Field Marshal Albert Kesselring
#8. What is the name of Germany’s final defensive position in Italy during WW2?
#9. After Italy surrendered to the allies, where was Mussolini’s German puppet state, The Italian Social Republic based?
Answer: Salo on Lake Garda
#10. Name the attritional battle on the Bernhardt Line that had to be won by the allies before they could attack Monte Cassino.
Monte Camino There were two battles – the First and Second Battles of Monte Camino – before Monte Camino was captured, a mountain that the British soldiers called Murder Mountain.
Quiz questions courtesy of pubquiz.co.uk
Operation Olive - Cracking the Gothic Line, September 1944
A Zoom talk by Patrick Mercer
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