World War II was filled with iconic political and military heroes across the globe. Three American heroes — Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and George Patton — were particularly vital to the Allied war effort. In this WWII quiz, do you think you can match the facts to the correct men?
Do you know the man who issued these resounding words: “The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you”? That was a statement from commander Eisenhower just before Allied troops stormed ashore during D-Day in hopes of liberating France from the Nazis. Thanks in part to his bold words, they did just that.
But Eisenhower wasn’t the only guy giving speeches in the war. MacArthur and Patton had their share of powerful words, too. Do you think you know which man said what during the conflict?
WWII spanned the globe, sparking deadly battles from China to Japan to Russia and back again. Do you know which of America's leaders led the charge in the various theaters of war?
By the end of the war, everyone from Rommel to Hirohito knew the names of these famous fighters. Take our generals quiz now and see if you know America's top dogs from the Second World War!
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