The official AHF France quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 02 Dec 2009 09:01

YES & YES :D

With 100% realization achieved, next question deservedly from Finnland! :)

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(Excuse me for forgeting where I found the question photo - Truckstory or... :roll: )

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 02 Dec 2009 11:31

Thank You Sir,

Next French vehicle, perhaps not that edgy as the previous one?
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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AVV » 02 Dec 2009 12:07

Good afternoon, Juha!

IMHO, this is AMR35 ZT3 armed with 25mm gun.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by The Edge » 02 Dec 2009 12:24

New phrase at AHF - "edgy" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Without doubt - like it! :D

(Few years ago I tried one similar for Varjag, without much appreciation :P )

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 02 Dec 2009 12:41

AVV wrote:IMHO, this is AMR35 ZT3 armed with 25mm gun.
We have here learnt to trust on your opinion - correct.
Photo source:
http://www.chars-francais.net/new/index ... &Itemid=36 from
http://www.chars-francais.net/

At that site I also found the "verification" the earlier question:
http://www.chars-francais.net/new/index ... &Itemid=38

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The Edge wrote:New phrase at AHF - "edgy" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Without doubt - like it! :D
Nice 8-)

Regards, Juha

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AVV » 02 Dec 2009 18:12

Juha Tompuri wrote:We have here learnt to trust on your opinion
Was nice to see this. :)

And now the question: who is the officer facing us?

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 03 Dec 2009 19:21

Commandant Jean Tulasne, first leader of the Free French Normandie Group?
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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AVV » 03 Dec 2009 19:51

Good evening, Olivier!

Not really.
Hint 1: this man is a sailor (as you can judge from the uniform of the admiral who is shaking his hand :) )

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 03 Dec 2009 20:01

Right, I noticed the Navy badge on his hat after posting. The place looks like an airfield and they have Lorraine cross on their uniforms. So, this man is a Free French capitaine de corvette shaking hands with a British admiral. :P
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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 03 Dec 2009 21:09

Maybe Jean-Marie Levasseur who commanded during 2 years the corvette Aconit (Clyde escort group B3), as Lieutenant de Vaisseau, and was promoted later capitaine de corvette. A ceremony was held on March 14, 1943 at Greenock after the sinking of U.444 & U.432.
I couldn't find a better picture than that:
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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AVV » 03 Dec 2009 21:15

Closer, but not him...
Hint 2 (and I think last :) )

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 03 Dec 2009 21:39

Well, he doesn't look like Georges Cabanier, the "pacha" of the Rubis. He should be someone else... :P
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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 03 Dec 2009 22:07

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(Photo J. Noël)
- Rubis' staff 1940 (from left to right):
1. Enseigne de vaisseau 1e classe Brunet
2. Lieutenant de vaisseau Henri Rousselot
3. Capitaine de corvette Cabanier
4. Enseigne de vaisseau 1e classe Simon-Dubuisson

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http://www.sectionrubis.fr/spip.php?article153
LV Henri Rousselot was second in command of the Rubis under Cabanier, then commanding officer of the Rubis from its refit after 27.04.1941. He commanded her during the next 20 war missions.
This enigma picture is taken from the link above: CC Rousselot is awarded a medal from the hand of Admiral William Whitworth, Rosyth June 1945, before the Rubis leaving for France.
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(edit: sorry, I mixed the names)

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by AVV » 04 Dec 2009 19:43

Congratulations, Olivier!
You've done a good job. :)
Of course, your answer is absolutely right, so now it's your turn to keep the quiz moving.

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Re: The official AHF France quiz thread

Post by takata_1940 » 04 Dec 2009 22:14

AVV wrote:Congratulations, Olivier!
You've done a good job. :)
Of course, your answer is absolutely right, so now it's your turn to keep the quiz moving.
Thank you Aleks. The Rubis was the first ship I looked at but I was misguided by the idea that CC Cabanier commanded her during the whole war. Finaly, I learnt about Rousselot's hard work because of the quiz.

Then my turn. It should be an easy one:
General Maurice Gamelin was apointed 'chef d'état-major de la défense nationale' (National Defense Chief of Staff) by Édouard Daladier on 21 January 1938. But, what was his rank in the French Army?

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