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RifleMan20
11-03-2007, 04:08 PM
I started this thread for those people who are not as good as PK or the Libranian. So lets start

Was the M1 Garand made by a American man or a Canadian man
This is the easiest question to start out with, then they get harder

Gutkowski
11-03-2007, 07:16 PM
Canadian

RifleMan20
11-05-2007, 09:24 PM
Too easy
When did the US enter WW2 and why

(another easy one)

diverdoc
11-18-2007, 02:59 PM
your kidding, right? pearl harbor was december 7, 1941. we then declared war on japan on december 8th.

RifleMan20
11-21-2007, 11:44 PM
Yea


Name all the beachs of the overlord campaign

Panther F
11-22-2007, 04:32 AM
Utah, Gold, Omaha, Juno and Sword. :mrgreen:


Jeff

RifleMan20
11-22-2007, 10:59 AM
yep



What general died at the end of the war because of an car accident

Panther F
11-22-2007, 12:43 PM
Why Patton, of course.


Jeff

RifleMan20
11-25-2007, 08:14 AM
YEP!!

The panther was a great tank but there was two problems with the tank, what are they.
Hint-there is more than two answers but am looking for two


BTW Panther what part of Indiana are you from

Panther F
11-25-2007, 12:03 PM
:D There are more than just two problems with the Panther, can you be a little more specific?

I'm originally from Indianapolis but reside in Franklin, just North of Columbus. And you?


Jeff

RifleMan20
11-25-2007, 06:11 PM
Kokomo, just north of Indy, I mean anything that made a problem in the battlefield, and yeah there is more than 2, but you just have to answer 2

Panther F
11-26-2007, 07:14 PM
Lightweight aircraft engine, the drive train was designed for a vehicle 12 to 15 tons lighter and the early Panthers were prone to the wheel bolts breaking off.

Opps, that's three! :mrgreen:


Jeff

Panther F
12-07-2007, 01:45 PM
Are we done already? :shock:


Jeff

RifleMan20
12-07-2007, 10:24 PM
o sry, just forgot, your having fun arnt ya, well ok, lets see, whats the month and the year that hitler killed himself

gumalangi
02-26-2008, 01:55 PM
Monday, April 30, 1945

Panther F
02-29-2008, 03:22 PM
Hitler died!!!!!!!!!!!

Major Walter Schmidt
02-29-2008, 04:40 PM
No! it was a SSguy and hitler went to Argentina!!!!
LOL:)

navyson
12-05-2008, 07:37 PM
What was the first area of land occupied by Nazi Germany prior to WW2?

Major Walter Schmidt
12-07-2008, 01:12 AM
Neu Schwabenland, maybe.

navyson
12-07-2008, 06:31 AM
Neu Schwabenland, maybe.
Uhhh......sorry, No. Try again please.:)

Dara
12-07-2008, 07:35 AM
Poland, perhaps? Gdańsk?

navyson
12-07-2008, 07:44 AM
No, more to the West.

Rising Sun*
12-07-2008, 08:26 AM
West, or south west?

navyson
12-07-2008, 08:31 AM
More southwest than west, but there is some west included:D

Rising Sun*
12-07-2008, 08:39 AM
More southwest than west, but there is some west included:D

I thought so. ;)

navyson
12-07-2008, 08:51 AM
I thought so. ;)
And it was a rather peaceful occupation, although it could have had dire consequences at the time. Is that kind of vague too?;)

Dara
12-07-2008, 09:02 AM
Austria?

This will probably be my last guess, because (I don't know if it's obvious or not) I don't really know the answer and am simply guessing.

navyson
12-07-2008, 10:13 AM
No, this is prior to Austria or Sudetenland.

kamehouse
12-07-2008, 02:57 PM
Ruhr ?

navyson
12-07-2008, 03:01 PM
Ruhr ?
Very very close, a little more to the West.

Sergej
12-13-2008, 03:35 AM
Saarland?

navyson
12-13-2008, 07:36 AM
Correct!
The Saarland/Rhienland was occupied by the Allies until 1930. Even though they were German states, no military forces were allowed. Hitler had the states remilitarized in March 1936. He told the armed forces to retreat if blocked by French or Belgian forces, but nothing of the sort happened.
Would you care to take a turn Sergej?

Sergej
12-13-2008, 09:35 AM
I'll try,
how long did the Brest Fortress offered resistance
against the German attack?

navyson
12-14-2008, 07:48 AM
I'll try,
how long did the Brest Fortress offered resistance
against the German attack?
22 June- 30 June 1941? Let me know if I'm right or wrong.
P.S. Thanks for posting, I hadn't read about this story.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_Brest_Fortress

Sergej
12-14-2008, 08:07 AM
You are right!

I didn't know much about it myself, before I've posted it,
so it's learning and teaching at the same time. ;)

Your turn!

navyson
12-15-2008, 07:00 AM
monday april 30 1945:army:
The day Adolf Hitler and his mistress/wife Eva Braun commited suicide?

Ivaylo
12-15-2008, 07:33 AM
haha 30 april 1945

navyson
12-16-2008, 07:32 AM
What happened at the port of Oran, Algeria in 1940?

navyson
12-28-2008, 07:46 AM
Bump.

Cuts
12-31-2008, 07:01 PM
What happened at the port of Oran, Algeria in 1940?

Op Catapult.

navyson
01-01-2009, 07:19 AM
Op Catapult.
Correct!
The British Royal Navy attacked and destroyed much of the French fleet in an attempt to avoid its falling into the hands of the German navy after the French surrender.
Your turn!

Cuts
01-01-2009, 01:03 PM
What notable incident occurred at Damas in June 1941 ?

navyson
01-01-2009, 06:39 PM
What notable incident occurred at Damas in June 1941 ?
The Allies defeated the Vichy French forces to take control of the city?

Cuts
01-01-2009, 07:00 PM
What notable incident occurred at Damas in June 1941 ?
The Allies defeated the Vichy French forces to take control of the city?

Weeeell yes that happened, but I mean a more notable, or perhaps odd, event.

navyson
01-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Weeeell yes that happened, but I mean a more notable, or perhaps odd, event.
Speaking in the vein of French navy, during the battle of Litani River, Australian artillery drove off French naval vessels that had come inshore to help the Vichy French forces. That's something odd and notable. Even if not the right answer, it's interesting reading about this little known/publicized part of WW2. More went on in these out of the way places than I imagined!:shock:

Cuts
01-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Weeeell yes that happened, but I mean a more notable, or perhaps odd, event.
Speaking in the vein of French navy, during the battle of Litani River, Australian artillery drove off French naval vessels that had come inshore to help the Vichy French forces. That's something odd and notable. Even if not the right answer, it's interesting reading about this little known/publicized part of WW2. More went on in these out of the way places than I imagined!:shock:

Nope, not the one I'm looking for.
It's an event notable for other reasons.

pdf27
01-04-2009, 04:32 AM
Damas or Damascus? The only Damas'es I can find are in Columbia, Brazil and Costa Rica!

Rising Sun*
01-04-2009, 05:57 AM
Nope, not the one I'm looking for.
It's an event notable for other reasons.

Two different units of the French Foreign Legion, one aligned with Vichy and the other with the Free French, fought each other.

Cuts
01-04-2009, 08:11 AM
Nope, not the one I'm looking for.
It's an event notable for other reasons

Two different units of the French Foreign Legion, one aligned with Vichy and the other with the Free French, fought each other.

Thassit ! :D


Crack on Digger.

Rising Sun*
01-05-2009, 07:22 PM
Crack on Digger.

Thanks. Sorry I took a while to respond with a fresh question.

Here's a bit of a conundrum.

Who was the Egyptian who could not officially enlist in but served with the Australian 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion in WWII?

He was assigned the service number 'EX1', which stood for the first Egyptian enlisment in the 2nd AIF. This was based on Australian service numbers starting with the initial of the Australian state of enlistment followed by X, so that an enlistment in the state of Victoria would have a number starting with VX followed by the next number in a sequence starting at 1. He was issued with an Australian uniform. He was promoted to corporal during his service.

He served in Egypt, Greece (where he gave outstanding service as an aircraft spotter enabling the troops to be amply forewarned of enemy air attacks), Crete, Syria and Palestine.

He survived a sinking during the evacuation from Greece to Crete and was later wounded by a bomb splinter.

Contrary to Australian laws prohibiting his entry as an alien, instead of being abandoned in the Middle East when the unit returned to Australia, he was smuggled into Australia by the returning troops in recognition of his service with them. Upon being discovered by civil authorities in Australia he was ordered to be shot, which caused public outrage. Nonetheless, he was shot dead; was officially declared dead; but was spirited away and survived in excellent health for many years afterwards without officialdom being aware of it. For many years after he survived being shot dead, a wreath was laid in his memory each year on Anzac Day (Australian war memory day) at the Sydney Cenotaph.

A book was written about him by one of Australia's most popular authors of the time.

Any Aussie who knows the answer off the top of his or her head, please give the others a chance to work it out.

Cuts
01-06-2009, 03:44 AM
R S*, I'm no Aussie so can I answer ? :D

Rising Sun*
01-06-2009, 03:55 AM
R S*, I'm no Aussie so can I answer ? :D

You definitely fit into the category of 'others' :D who may answer.

Fire away.

Cuts
01-06-2009, 04:23 AM
Ta.

The answer is Horrie the Wog Dog.
Picked up by Pte Jim Moody in 1941 and the rest is as Rising Sun* has written.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/259/076877uw5.jpg

There's a book about him by Ion Idriess, (if you can find a copy,) called, oddly enough, "Horrie the Wog-dog: with the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete and Palestine."

Rising Sun*
01-06-2009, 04:45 AM
Ta.

The answer is Horrie the Wog Dog.
Picked up by Pte Jim Moody in 1941 and the rest is as Rising Sun* has written.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/259/076877uw5.jpg

There's a book about him by Ion Idriess, (if you can find a copy,) called, oddly enough, "Horrie the Wog-dog: with the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete and Palestine."

Spot on, old chap.

I may even have a copy of Idriess's book somewhere, or maybe I flogged it off during my ebay obsession.

I reckon Horrie deserves a bit more recognition than just in an obscure quiz thread, so I've given it to him in an obscure other military units thread. http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?p=146615#post146615

Your turn.

Cuts
01-13-2009, 04:55 AM
Apologies for the delay.

Lets try this more cryptic one:

How did a major ingredient to make a right saucy bolognaise of an arctic dog come from the singing of a cold martin from an angel ?


(Those members whose first language is not English are welcome to PM me for clues.)

navyson
01-13-2009, 06:26 AM
Apologies for the delay.

Lets try this more cryptic one:

How did a major ingredient to make a right saucy bolognaise of an arctic dog come from the singing of a cold martin from an angel ?


(Those members whose first language is not English are welcome to PM me for clues.)
What about those of us who don't speak the "English" version of English?

(My "Texas English" didn't prepare me for this.);)

Rising Sun*
01-13-2009, 07:39 AM
What about those of us who don't speak the "English" version of English?

(My "Texas English" didn't prepare me for this.);)

Never fear.

Outside America, it is generally accepted among English speakers that Americans don't speak English. :D

As for Texans, well, we've heard Dubya introduce a vowel into 'nucular'. but what can be expected from a people who call aluminium 'aluminun'? :D

Cuts
01-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Apologies for the delay.

Lets try this more cryptic one:

How did a major ingredient to make a right saucy bolognaise of an arctic dog come from the singing of a cold martin from an angel ?


(Those members whose first language is not English are welcome to PM me for clues.)

What about those of us who don't speak the "English" version of English?

(My "Texas English" didn't prepare me for this.);)

Clues sent via PM mate. ;)

navyson
01-15-2009, 07:12 AM
Colonel Mustard in the Library with a candlestick? :mrgreen:
(From the board game "Clue")


P.S. Still working on it.

Cuts
01-19-2009, 07:20 AM
Colonel Mustard in the Library with a candlestick? :mrgreen:
(From the board game "Clue")


P.S. Still working on it.


Ah yes, Cluedo (in the rest of the world,) aka the Advanced Crime Detection cse for the SIB. :D

Let me know if you require further direction pal.

navyson
01-19-2009, 07:38 AM
Let me know if you require further direction pal.


So far I have Dean Martin eating a hot dog/frankfurter with sauce in Los Angeles.
That doesn't sound promising! :D
Maybe a couple more clues?

Cuts
01-26-2009, 06:17 PM
My apologies Navyson, I'd forgotten about this thread.

Check your IMs.