The official AHF Poland quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 26 Aug 2009 17:48

Yes, Tobiasz, you are right!

My sources: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0% ... 0%B8%D0%B9 (Russian) and http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimierz_Por%C4%99bski (Polish).
Over to you!

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Tobiasz » 26 Aug 2009 18:07

Thanks AVV.
What was "Mors"?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 26 Aug 2009 18:38

Well, one of the variants was French car - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mors_(automobile), but as we speak about Poland this is submachine gun - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistolet_maszynowy_Mors

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Tobiasz » 26 Aug 2009 21:06

Yes, submachine gun. Yor turn, Alex.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 27 Aug 2009 17:25

Thanks, Tobiasz!

A simple question for real experts :) Who is the man speaking to the cadets?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by minimus » 27 Aug 2009 20:59

Radek Sikorski?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by michalst » 27 Aug 2009 21:52

maybe Wladyslaw Sikorski, don't think Radek was alive then...?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82ady ... w_Sikorski

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rados%C5%82aw_Sikorski <- Radek Sikorski

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 28 Aug 2009 19:28

Good evening, everyone!

Of course, this man is Wladyslaw Sikorski. My source is Wikipedia too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82ady ... w_Sikorski and the photo was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82adys%C5%82aw_Anders
So, Michalst is right and will be the next to continue the quiz :)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by michalst » 29 Aug 2009 12:37

minimus may continue, I won't be online for a couple of days so he may continue.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by AVV » 29 Aug 2009 13:03

OK. Let it be so. :)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by minimus » 31 Aug 2009 19:14

LOL, I knew I should have kept quiet :lol:

Ok, here it goes. Who is this guy:

Born 1896 in now southern Poland. Perhaps he even was a góral :roll:
Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army until the end of WWI when he joined Piłsudski's Legions. During war against Soviet Russia he defended Lwów for which he received Virtuti Militari.
At the beginning of WWII he was in Vilnius where he was arrested by the Soviets.
Released in 1941 and put in charge of Polish camp in Krasnowodsk.
Later sentenced to death for desertion.

I hope its not too easy :wink:

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by wojtop79 » 31 Aug 2009 22:54

General Zygmunt Berling, he was sentenced to death for dessertion from Anders Army and staying in USSR, but sentence was never carried out. Later promoted and given command of 1st Infantry Division by Stalin. Dismissed from command after launching the crossing of Vistula in support of Warsaw Uprising. Later Chief of Staff. Very ambigous character. Is that correct?

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by minimus » 31 Aug 2009 23:08

Yes Sir :D
Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by wojtop79 » 31 Aug 2009 23:20

Thanks minimus!
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This brillant young officer supposedly was a friend of Mikhail Tukhachevsky and his French language teacher for some time.
The question seems simple so i'll add few sub-questions:
1. Who is he?
2. Have he seen combat during the Polish-Bolshevik war?
3. What happened to him right after the war?
:)

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Re: The official AHF Poland quiz thread

Post by Jiri » 02 Sep 2009 12:29

wojtop79 wrote:Thanks minimus!
Image
This brillant young officer supposedly was a friend of Mikhail Tukhachevsky and his French language teacher for some time.
The question seems simple so i'll add few sub-questions:
1. Who is he?
2. Have he seen combat during the Polish-Bolshevik war?
3. What happened to him right after the war?
:)
Is really appropriate to ask question on capitaine Charles de Gaulle in Poland quiz thread? As far as I recall, during Polish-Russian War he was put in charge of infantry training as member of Weygand's mission, but Wiki says that he distinguished himself in combats on River Zbrucz - so yes, he saw combat during that war. After the war - he returned to France, rejecting offer of regular officer career in the Polish army. Or did you mean Viruti militari award? Promotion to commandant?

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