The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 16 Sep 2013 17:59

Thanks Rob,

What naval loss in WWI was the namesake of a previous ship lost to a 'gust of wind'?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

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Post by Terry Duncan » 18 Sep 2013 14:32

Hi,

Its a good guess but not correct. The gust of wind was the official comment about the loss, and a loss that happened in front of the eyes of the head of state at the time. The second loss was also a notable incident at the time.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 18 Sep 2013 14:53

Then, may be HMS Mary Rose?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 18 Sep 2013 16:54

HI Aleks,

That is correct, the more famous wooden Mary Rose capsized and sank supposedly due to a gust of wind heeling her over, whilst her WWI namesake was sunk on convoy duty by SMS Brummer and SMS Bremse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Rose

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Mary_Rose_%281915%29

Well done, over to you Aleks.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 19 Sep 2013 12:45

Thanks!
Who is this monument dedicated to?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 10 Oct 2013 14:00

A war hero for his nation (quite a small one), he was killed in action.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Nov 2013 22:20

hi, Aleks,

one month later, it may be time for another hint or the solution.

greetings, the pb
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War
(John Milton, the poet, in a letter to the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652)

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by AVV » 14 Nov 2013 13:54

Hello!
Yes, sorry, I've quite forgotten about this quiz.
Well, last hint, and if no one comes with correct answer in, say, a week, I'll post the solution.
So, this man was killed in naval action involving a submarine - this action would be considered as a minor one by great powers, but it was considered to be a real battle by this officer's country.

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Post by AVV » 29 Nov 2013 11:29

So, the monument is dedicated to José Botelho de Carvalho de Araújo, commander of the Portuguese trawler Augusto de Castilho who died in battle with U-139 on October 14, 1918.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carvalho_Ara%C3%BAjo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_14_October_1918
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:C ... a_Real.JPG

The quiz is open for anyone willing.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 06 Dec 2013 02:04

I must admit I had never even heard of this incident, so it was a good question indeed as I know we have a couple of naval enthusiasts who read these questions.

To try and start things off again - during the war there was a suggestion to make use of a deployment known as 'Savage Rabbits'. What was the 'Savage Rabbit' and how was it to have been deployed.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 06 Dec 2013 10:08

It was a British wheeze to use tanks defensively in 1918. They would be deployed on reverse slopes and camouflaged,ready to engage German infantry free from the fire of field artillery stuck on the far side of the slope. Apparently GHQ thought it up but the Tank Corps didn't like it and it wasn't tried.

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Post by Terry Duncan » 06 Dec 2013 14:22

That is correct, a bit of a shame really as it pre-dated Month Python by many years and was rather inventive if possibly not the best use for tanks. Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 06 Dec 2013 15:06

Why did the British underestimate the number of German divisions capable of moving to the Somme front from Belgium and northern France in 1916?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 26 Dec 2013 01:04

Attrition,

It looks like no-one can answer the question. Could you provide the answer?

Here is a new question, which is also based on the Battle of the Somme.

What is the unusual link between the Battle of the Somme and the Gospels of the New Testament?
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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