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The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly on 15 Feb 2013 15:44

Thx. Mad hint indeed!
Who is this officer?
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 15 Feb 2013 22:33

Next clue would have been a picture of Amartya Sen, the Nobel price in Economy, so that would have given Mad-Sen ....
By chance you found the correct answer before I had to go down such a slippery slope!
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly on 16 Feb 2013 15:39

Slippery road can also reflect my officers path.
Originally an artillery officer he made the most of his career far out of GB and far from artillery's formal SOPs.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly on 17 Feb 2013 18:22

Before the war he served in Africa with success and later in the Middle-East.
In 1941 he was sent again to Africa, and in 1942 he was sent to Far-East.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby Rob Stuart on 17 Feb 2013 21:35

Orde Wingate.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly on 18 Feb 2013 14:58

“Die Blechtrommel trommelt noch !!“
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby Rob Stuart on 18 Feb 2013 23:04

Thanks John.

Next question:

Burma, where Wingate became most famous, fell under Wavell in 1942. Also under Wavell was Ceylon, where there were six brigades of infantry (plus some Ceylonese battalions) in April 1942 when the Japanese looked like they might invade. These six brigades came from which four parts of the Commonwealth/Empire?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby Rob Stuart on 21 Feb 2013 18:23

Okay, time for a hint: the six brigades were numbered 16, 16, 17, 21, 99 and 100.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 23 Feb 2013 09:41

Hello!

After this hint, it is only a matter of googling (except that the twin 16 th brigades are a bit of a mystery....) :

-16 th & 17 h Brigades : Australia.
- 21 th Brigade : Northern Rhodesia.
- 99 th & 100 th Bigades : India

The fourth part is unknown to me: maybe the British sent some troops too .....
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby Rob Stuart on 23 Feb 2013 15:59

Hi iffig,

You got the four regions:

-full marks for Australian 16th and 17th brigades

-full marks for Indian 99th and 100th brigades

-the 21st brigade was partly from Northern Rhodesia. It was called the 21st East African Brigade and consisted of 21st Infantry Brigade HQ, 1st Battalion North Rodesian Regiment (1 NRR), 1st/2nd King's African Rifles (KAR), 1st/4th KAR, 53rd EA Field Battery, 54th Nyasaland Field Battery (with eight 25-pounders), 54th EA Field Company, 58th EA Field Company, 2nd Zanzibar Field Ambulance, 5475 troops in all.

The brigade you missed was the British 16th Infantry Brigade, detached from 70th Division, but you were right about there being troops from the UK.

Well done. Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 24 Feb 2013 10:48

Thank you, Rob. The term "Region" was a bit misleading for me as we rather say "Continent" in France!
So we have: Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (assuming Australia is a part of Oceania, which I shall not even begin to discuss here!).
New question: what is this weapon?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 01 Mar 2013 07:52

An early anti-tank rifle, 20 mm.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 04 Mar 2013 23:43

I am a bit puzzled by the lack of feedback .... I thought no question was to difficult for the followers of this quizz!
Clue: This weapon is Swedish .....
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig on 14 Mar 2013 08:18

Another pic of this weapons appears somewhere in this Forum, in the hands of post WW II freedom fightes (or terrorists, depending on the stance one takes).
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby peeved on 14 Mar 2013 08:28

Have to say 20 mm Pansarvärnsgevär modell 1942 just to hear more of that post-war photo.

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