1940s Quiz

We thought we’d put together a Quiz!

We’re trying to find out just how much you know about the 1940s – so have a look at the questions on this page, and see if you know the answers?

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Good luck!!

  1. What was the nickname given to the machine the British built to decode messages they encrypted by the German Enigma code machine?
  2. Which classic Disney cartoon was released in 1940?
  3. Who were the ‘Devils in Skirts’?
  4. Which novel, published in 1948, was originally going to be called ‘The Last Man in Europe’?
  5. What was the allied Code Name for Great Britain?


  1. 1. It was either the Bombe or Colossos. (Both at Bletchley Park – well worth a visit if you’re in the area!)

    2. Fantasia (not your average Disney film, but still very good)

    3. Scots soldiers dressed in kilts (remember Carry on Up the Khyber???)

    4. 1984 (such a good book – frightened me when I read it in 1980!)

    5. ???

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