The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 09 Feb 2013 15:11

In England during the WW 2:
"... However, instead of preparing his forces for modern warfare, he devoted much time to "extraneous matters" such as regimental brass bands and arm patches. General Alan Brooke, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, thought him a "political general", and was prompted to write to General Andrew McNaughton that the General was "too old...too set...to adapt his ideas" for the war..."
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 09 Feb 2013 15:50

Victor Odlum.

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Post by John Hilly » 10 Feb 2013 13:38

Yes.
Odlum, Victor Wentworth, Major-General (1880 – 1971)
1916 - 1919 Commanding Officer 11th Brigade, Western Front
1920 - 1925 Commanding Officer 23rd Brigade
1940 Inspector-General of 2nd Canadian Division
1940 - 1941 General Officer Commanding 2nd Canadian Division, England
1941 - 1942 Canadian High Commissioner to Australia
1942 - 1946 Ambassador to China
1947 - 1957 Ambassador to Turkey

http://www.generals.dk/general/Odlum/Vi ... anada.html
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 10 Feb 2013 20:21

Thanks John. Here's the next question:

This was manned by the Canadian Army during WW2. What is it and where is it located?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by iffig » 11 Feb 2013 08:13

Maybe this Martello Tower, somewhere in New Brunswick. Pity this lousy superstructure was added!

http://www.zazzle.com/carleton_martello ... 6163778179

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Post by Rob Stuart » 11 Feb 2013 18:43

iffig,

Yes, it is the Carleton Martello Tower, sited to defend the port of Saint John, on New Brunswick's south coast. The stone tower was built during the War of 1812, to guard against an American attack, with a couple of heavy guns on the roof. In their stead the "lousy" two-story concrete structure was built early in WW2, to serve as the OP and fire control centre for the three coast defence batteries in the area - which never fired a shot in anger. (Two of the 6-inch guns which defended the port had been removed from HMCS Niobe, one of the RCN's first two ships.) This was not with an American attack in mind any more, of course.

The tower is open to visitors in the summer. The two lower floors have been restored to their 19th century appearance, more or less. The WW2 part has not been fully restored but has some good displays and photos dating from the war. I grew up one block from the tower and never tire of visiting it.

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Post by iffig » 12 Feb 2013 20:56

Thank you. I have visited once a Martello Tower but in Northen Ireland. It has the same undistinguished WW II record than yours, in Canada. Next question: what is this gun?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 13 Feb 2013 01:26

The Bofors 37mm anti-tank gun?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by iffig » 13 Feb 2013 07:59

Hi!
Almost that, but not exactly that .....

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 13 Feb 2013 08:48

The Polish wz.36 version of the Bofors 37mm anti-tank gun?



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Post by iffig » 13 Feb 2013 20:51

A close parent of the Bofors 37 mm AT gun, inded, but not the one you asy.

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Post by John T » 13 Feb 2013 22:40

iffig wrote:A close parent of the Bofors 37 mm AT gun, inded, but not the one you asy.
Bofors produced Thai 47mm infantery gun ?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by iffig » 14 Feb 2013 17:57

That's 37 mm and that's European.
Here is a useful clue:

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Post by John Hilly » 14 Feb 2013 19:30

It must be 37mm Madsen Anti-tank gun.

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Post by iffig » 14 Feb 2013 22:33

"Mad" was the decisive clue!

http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/ ... ankGun.htm

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