War is horrible.
Of that, there is no doubt. After the War to end all Wars didn't do as promised, the rise of the Third Reich and Japanese expansion in the Pacific in the 1930s paved the way for another global conflict.
And this one saw untold misery. In fact, over 60 million people worldwide died at the time. That was almost three percent of the population. THREE PERCENT! Simply unbelievable.
And although war sees death and destruction, it also brings about changes in language. Why? Well, as in World War I, the second great global conflict introduced a new generation of slang words, some of which remain in our vocabularies today, while other slang words have fallen by the wayside.
We have included a range of these words in this World War II slang test.
So if you know what a flyboy is, that you don't eat green lettuce, or that to get lead poisoning was really a bad thing, then this quiz should not be difficult at all for you.
But don't be too sure! Some World War II slang can be a bit wacky. Certainly, this quiz will test you to the limit!
But plow on, just like the Greatest Generation did, and aim for victory.
We know you can do it.