The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 Aug 2010 11:40

Thanks!

I'm looking for a special unit/force used by the British against the Germans.
Later disbanded by the British but went underground. Which unit/force?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 23 Sep 2010 21:27

Gadzooks:
No takers. Could it be the original Maquis??
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 24 Sep 2010 12:03

No, sorry!

Some of the force commanders would become respected generals.
Several went into politics resulting in various ministerial posts right up
to prime ministers.

The force even has its own library, archive and museum.


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 24 Sep 2010 17:29

The Palmach?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 24 Sep 2010 21:41

Well, Ironmachine's answer seems to fit all of your tips criterea but......

You stress activities against the Germans and all I could find about operations before the British opted out were operations against what seems to be Vichy French units in the area.

There was a separate organization, Ha-Machlaka Ha-Germanit that was formed for anti German activities but I could not find any results of that organization. Maybe that was the group that went up against Vichy France and these operations were considered anti German.

Just curious.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 25 Sep 2010 11:23

It must be Hagana´h?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 26 Sep 2010 12:02

Hmmm. I seem to have created some trouble here :?

The unit/force I was looking for was the Palmach (specifically the "German Department"... created by the Haganah.
I see now (after Bill's comments) I should have written they fought the "AXIS" instead of "German".
I'm sorry for this mistake, but I did find a few references on various sites mentioning
some members of the Palmach were dropped behind German lines in Europe like Haviva Reik and friends.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haviva_Reik
http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Parachutists.htm

Anyway, Palmach is the answer here. So all yours Ironmachine.
And sorry for the misunderstanding to Bill and Juha-Pekka.


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Post by Bill Murray » 26 Sep 2010 12:07

Thanks Waleed for the further clarification.
It was for me, a good exercise as I was not aware that the Palmach predated the 1947-1948 period.
I learned a lot in an hour that wil add to my not too good knowledge of the area and the period.
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Post by Ironmachine » 26 Sep 2010 14:20

Thanks, Waleed.
Next question: who is this man?
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 29 Sep 2010 07:13

If, as they say, "Amateurs Talk Tactics, Professionals Talk Logistics", then this man was a great professional. :wink:

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 03 Oct 2010 20:50

New hints:
He was born in 1890.
His first commission was in the Cavalry, but later he switched to Infantry in 1918.
He developed the design of something this man is wearing:
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 03 Oct 2010 21:10

Una pregunta bastante dificil, amigo.

If Google is really my Friend, it may be MajGen J.K. Parson who developed the "Parson Jacket" late in the war.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 04 Oct 2010 05:40

No, the answer is not J. K. Parson.
The item designed is the jacket, but the one in the photo is not a "Parson Jacket".
The man I'm asked for played a vital role in the Allies' ability to win on Europe, but he was not a "combat" commander.
Think: "Supply".
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 04 Oct 2010 10:13

Major General Robert M. Littlejohn. Chief Quartermaster, ETO.


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 04 Oct 2010 11:58

And we have a winner! :)
Over to you, Waleed.

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