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I am bored, and want to increase my post count! [:D]

So to fix those subjects I will start a new WWII quiz thread, new Qs will be posted every now and then (feel free to highjack!!)


Q: Who did Hitler chose to take over as German Head of State after his own suicide?
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As far as I know, it was Admiral Doenitz.
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Actually, Karl Dönitz was appointed President, Reichspräsident, and Joseph Goebbels became the Head of Government (Reichskansler). The day after Hitler´s death Goebbels killed his six children, went out to the garden with his wife where she took poison and he shot himself. This meant that Dönitz was the only head of state. After the war Dönitz was sentenced to ten years in prison after which he moved to Auhmühle in Schleswig-Holstein where he wrote his memoirs and lived on a captains pension (the rank he had before Hitler promoted him). Dönitz died in a heartattack in the early 80´s.
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I was fishing for Dönitz here, actually did not know that Oscar, cool I'm learning as I go along [:)]

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When do you know the questions are too easy? When even I know them (yes I studied history, but usually I stand no chance at these types of grunt quizes.

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hehe ok then I will post a sligthly more difficult one then [;)]

Q: What was the name of the STRONGEST Polish enlisted soldier at Monte Cassino, and what is so strange about him?
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Here is rare colour footage of Dönitz being told he is the new Fuerer.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FHnyQXyuTGY

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Q: What was the name of the STRONGEST Polish enlisted soldier at Monte Cassino, and what is so strange about him?
He was Voytek, and it was a bear ?

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Actually, Karl Dönitz was appointed President, Reichspräsident, and Joseph Goebbels became the Head of Government (Reichskansler). The day after Hitler´s death Goebbels killed his six children, went out to the garden with his wife where she took poison and he shot himself. This meant that Dönitz was the only head of state. After the war Dönitz was sentenced to ten years in prison after which he moved to Auhmühle in Schleswig-Holstein where he wrote his memoirs and lived on a captains pension (the rank he had before Hitler promoted him). Dönitz died in a heartattack in the early 80´s.

Göring was dismissed from any of his numerous positions, because being in the Alps instead of fighting an Endkampf in Berlin in April 1945, he sent a telegraphic ultimatum to Berlin. It's content was that he would resume the entire Leadership of the Reich, if he wouldn't get a telegraphic response from Hitler in a certain time. That silence would mean the "Führer" "wouldn't be able to act at all". Thus Göring could try more openly to get a cease fire arrangement with the Western Allies. (Well the man was a known drug addict).

This telegram did enrage Hitler so much that he ordered to totally dismiss Göring and have him arrested by the SS. And he ordered Dönitz who was in Kiel/Flensburg then, to become the next head of state. He chose Dönitz, who lost one or two sons being U-Boot Kapitäne in WW2, simply because he was one of the most fanatical Nazis in the high Command. Goebbels on the other hand, who as a more left winged Nazi and fanatic contemplated an arrangement with the Soviet-Union against the Wallis, stayed faithfully to his master in Berlin for the Götterdämmerung. Thus not being an obvious choice for the leadership.

Oh, and in spring 1945 Hitler ordered preperations for destroying the entire German economy. Because: In the titanic racial struggle the German people is weaker than its enemies. Thus it will perish and doesn't need any economy no more. After the war Speer stated that he sabotaged this "Nero" order, which isn't entirely true.

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ORIGINAL: Froonp
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Q: What was the name of the STRONGEST Polish enlisted soldier at Monte Cassino, and what is so strange about him?
He was Voytek, and it was a bear ?

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Indeed he was a bear! He even loved his beer [:D]

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From memory, a dive bombing requirement.

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Well remembered then [8D]

Q: What was the nickname of the 7th Panzer? Were did it earn that nickname? Who was its commander at that time?
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Well remembered then [8D]

Q: What was the nickname of the 7th Panzer? Were did it earn that nickname? Who was its commander at that time?
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I'll allow it even if you left out the were part (France btw).

Q: Were was U47 located October 14th 1939, what did it do there, and who was its commander?
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I'll allow it even if you left out the were part (France btw).

Q: Were was U47 located October 14th 1939, what did it do there, and who was its commander?
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Was this the sinking of the Royal Oak at Scapa Flow by Gunther Prien?
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I'll allow it even if you left out the were part (France btw).

Q: Were was U47 located October 14th 1939, what did it do there, and who was its commander?
This is an interrogation !!! [X(]
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I am bored, and want to increase my post count! [:D]

So to fix those subjects I will start a new WWII quiz thread, new Qs will be posted every now and then (feel free to highjack!!)

Great. A summer quiz! How fun.

And two purposes behind it that fits me as well. [:D]

And because of that I must highjack the interrogation... ehm... sorry. I ment questioning.

Q: What was the purpose of the British "Falcon (Interceptor) Unit"?
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I'll allow it even if you left out the were part (France btw).

Q: Were was U47 located October 14th 1939, what did it do there, and who was its commander?
Warspite

Was this the sinking of the Royal Oak at Scapa Flow by Gunther Prien?

It was indeed!
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I'll allow it even if you left out the were part (France btw).

Q: Were was U47 located October 14th 1939, what did it do there, and who was its commander?
This is an interrogation !!! [X(]

Nah, if so I would have asked about the name of the chief engineer, his wife, his son and the name of his son's wooden horse! [:D]
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ORIGINAL: Orm

Q: What was the purpose of the British "Falcon (Interceptor) Unit"?

No idea, so guessing, and putting ALOT of weight on the name of the unit here [:D]
-it's main purpose was to hunt down Axis mail pidgeons!

Am I close?
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