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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/15/2012 9:28:06 PM   
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1. battlefield
2. only around 17 battalions fought in the battle (2 divisions)
3. only around 100 got killed on that battlefield
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Stalingrad?


Stalingrad? I would say 1 million people killed.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/15/2012 10:20:26 PM   
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1. battlefield
2. only around 17 battalions fought in the battle (2 divisions)
3. only around 100 got killed on that battlefield
Warspite1

Stalingrad?


Stalingrad? I would say 1 million people killed.
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....my mistake


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/15/2012 10:28:52 PM   
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1. battlefield
2. only around 17 battalions fought in the battle (2 divisions)
3. only around 100 got killed on that battlefield

Battle for Rotterdam?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/16/2012 12:32:33 PM   
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much smaller battle

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/16/2012 12:35:17 PM   
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1. battlefield
2. only around 17 battalions fought in the battle (2 divisions)
3. only around 100 got killed on that battlefield

4. alot of does dieds. were caused by motorcycle mounted antitank guns
5. does motorcycle mounted antitank guns destroyed 2 tanks and 11 armoured cars





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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/17/2012 5:31:05 AM   
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The Invasion of Denmark/Battle for Jutland
9 April 1940

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/17/2012 9:06:24 AM   
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The Invasion of Denmark/Battle for Jutland
9 April 1940


correct the battle along the border

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/24/2012 9:41:58 PM   
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What was the last French town to be liberated?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/24/2012 10:08:14 PM   
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On the mainland, Dunkerque?

Did French Indo China rate as part of metropolitan France?? Is so it may be somewhere in modern Vietnam.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/25/2012 8:31:47 AM   
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On the mainland, Dunkerque?

Did French Indo China rate as part of metropolitan France?? Is so it may be somewhere in modern Vietnam.
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I had to look it up so won't say the answer. All I will say is "how the hell is that possible?". Not that this town should be the last, but the date given for its liberation

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/25/2012 6:18:57 PM   
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What was the last French town to be liberated?

I'll take a shot: Toulouse.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/25/2012 9:59:11 PM   
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maybe one of the port towns ..

think I can remember that one of them hold out to after the surrender of germany

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/25/2012 11:40:42 PM   
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Thought I'd better check the with the French as it seemed most odd.

La poche de résistance allemande de Dunkerque tient jusqu'à la capitulation allemande. Le 9 mai 1945, la reddition est signée à Wormhoudt.

yep, JeffK was right. Dunkirk last liberated town as the ceasefire begins.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/26/2012 7:26:59 PM   
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Thought I'd better check the with the French as it seemed most odd.

La poche de résistance allemande de Dunkerque tient jusqu'à la capitulation allemande. Le 9 mai 1945, la reddition est signée à Wormhoudt.

yep, JeffK was right. Dunkirk last liberated town as the ceasefire begins.


How did they last? I am very surprised! It's not even near the border of Germany, it's a port.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/26/2012 8:28:04 PM   
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La Rochelle was liberated late as well. There are even a wiki page that claim that the last French city to be liberated at the end of the war. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Rochelle#Second_World_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Dunkirk_(1944)

But French troops entered La Rochelle on 8 May so Dunkerque was later with 9th.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/26/2012 10:21:46 PM   
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Thought I'd better check the with the French as it seemed most odd.

La poche de résistance allemande de Dunkerque tient jusqu'à la capitulation allemande. Le 9 mai 1945, la reddition est signée à Wormhoudt.

yep, JeffK was right. Dunkirk last liberated town as the ceasefire begins.


How did they last? I am very surprised! It's not even near the border of Germany, it's a port.


The Germans inundated the surrounding areas, after the Canadians took Calais with a set piece siege battle including Bomber Command strikes it was decided to leave Dunkerque alone. the port was useless, and with the experience of clearing Cherbourg and Le Havre it wasnt worth the effort (it wasnt big). Antwerp finally got cleared so it was left to the Czech Armoured brigade to hold the siege lines.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/27/2012 6:29:00 AM   
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Interesting stuff - would never have guessed Dunkirk.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/27/2012 9:58:20 PM   
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He consumed raw onions because he thought they were healthy, scrubbed himself with a rubber brush instead of bathing and greeted visitors completely naked.

Who?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/27/2012 10:13:25 PM   
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He consumed raw onions because he thought they were healthy, scrubbed himself with a rubber brush instead of bathing and greeted visitors completely naked.

Who?
Warspite1

Sounds like Mrs Warspite.......

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/28/2012 1:42:37 AM   
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Thought I'd better check the with the French as it seemed most odd.

La poche de résistance allemande de Dunkerque tient jusqu'à la capitulation allemande. Le 9 mai 1945, la reddition est signée à Wormhoudt.

yep, JeffK was right. Dunkirk last liberated town as the ceasefire begins.


How did they last? I am very surprised! It's not even near the border of Germany, it's a port.


The Germans inundated the surrounding areas, after the Canadians took Calais with a set piece siege battle including Bomber Command strikes it was decided to leave Dunkerque alone. the port was useless, and with the experience of clearing Cherbourg and Le Havre it wasnt worth the effort (it wasnt big). Antwerp finally got cleared so it was left to the Czech Armoured brigade to hold the siege lines.


PS I could have Calais and Boulogne mixed up????

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/28/2012 2:58:06 AM   
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The Canadians took Boulogne on Sept 22, 1944 and Calais on Sept 30, 1944 in battles described as "Siege Warfare". (Cinderella Army by Terry Copp) Both battles lasted 6 days.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/28/2012 8:29:30 AM   
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Thanks Paul,



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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/28/2012 3:36:16 PM   
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He consumed raw onions because he thought they were healthy, scrubbed himself with a rubber brush instead of bathing and greeted visitors completely naked.

Who?


I would say Churchill because of a story where he greeted Roosevelt naked?

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 2:37:04 AM   
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Onions are good for you.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 3:33:07 AM   
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I was born in Trinidad in 1893
I fought in WW1 in France, Palestine, Syria & after the war in Kurdistan.
In Sept 1939 I was promoted as Colonel.


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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 6:10:38 PM   
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I was born in Trinidad in 1893
I fought in WW1 in France, Palestine, Syria & after the war in Kurdistan.
In Sept 1939 I was promoted as Colonel.


And you are not referring to yourself...hmmm.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 9:55:07 PM   
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I was born in Trinidad in 1893
I fought in WW1 in France, Palestine, Syria & after the war in Kurdistan.
In Sept 1939 I was promoted as Colonel.


And you are not referring to yourself...hmmm.


Nope, I was born in the 20th Century.

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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 9:57:49 PM   
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I was born in Trinidad in 1893
I fought in WW1 in France, Palestine, Syria & after the war in Kurdistan.
In Sept 1939 I was promoted as Colonel.

I earned my spurs fighting in an "Out of the way" theatre of war.




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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/29/2012 10:05:22 PM   
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RE: OT - WWII quiz - 3/30/2012 12:47:19 AM   
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How about some visual questions (not toooo hard) but tough to Google.

Where is this? And what is the 'Famous Quote" associated with it?





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