The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 29 Dec 2014 19:04

Hi Polar bear,

Somehow I thought you would know this. Indeed it was the capture of Oberleutnant zur See Wolfgang von Tirpitz when he was rescued from the sinking of SMS Mainz on 28th August 1914. Over to you for the next question.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 02 Jan 2015 21:04

hi,

Please name the two German torpedo boats on which (i.e., on each of them) two namesakes of German WW II destroyers lost their life.

The information can be found in the internet.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 09 Jan 2015 08:00

hi,

1st hint: Jutland (both)

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 12 Jan 2015 16:58

I am not too sure I have read the question correctly, but believe V29 on which Erich Steinbrinck died, and V48 on which Friedrich Eckoldt died are the two you mean? Friedrich Ihn died commanding the S35 in the same battle, but I seem to recall there was some difference in how the German navy classified the S series to the later V series ships?

As side note, when looking over these ships I came across a company producing what seem to be good quality models in a large scale (1/250th) of some WWI German warships (notably Derfflinger, Von der Tann, and Baden) in card rather than resin or plastic. For anyone interested, here is the link;

http://h-m-v.de/kartonmodelle.0.html?&L=1

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 12 Jan 2015 22:16

hi, Terry,

you`ve given the correct answer though missing a part of the argument

S 35 sank with Friedrich Ihn and Erich Steinbrinck (the latter had been plucked out of the water by S 35). (Z 14, Z 15)

V 48 sank with its Commanding Officer Friedrich Eckoldt and the flottilla's Senior Officer Theodor Riedel. ( Z 16, Z 6)

it's your turn, again ..

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 19 Jan 2015 13:51

Thanks Polar bear, I did see that Riedel had also died but presumed you had not meant him as he was the flottilla commander rather than the captain of a ship.

When the war started, it opened with a world first that led the head of state of one nation to cable several other nations to ask if it was real and not a hoax. What was this world first?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 01 Feb 2015 13:45

As a clue, the head of state concerned about a possible hoax was Nikola Pasic.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 16 Feb 2015 12:25

A further clue is that is something to do with the Austrian declaration of war on Serbia.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 01 Mar 2015 18:24

Another clue would be that it is how the declaration of war was actualy sent to Serbia.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 02 Mar 2015 08:28

July Ultimatum?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 02 Mar 2015 18:58

It is the follow up communication to the 'Note' or Ultimatum of 23rd, which was sent and delivered by the standard method, but as Giesl had left Belgrade on 25th July, the declaration of war was delivered by a new method.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 02 Mar 2015 21:59

Text ;O)

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 03 Mar 2015 01:39

Not quite, but on the right lines, just an earlier version...but what one.

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Attrition » 03 Mar 2015 12:30

Messenger pigeon?

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Re: The official AHF WW1 quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 03 Mar 2015 13:07

More electronic than a pigeon, and even had to be sent via an unusual route too!

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