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Post by John W » 26 Jan 2004 06:24

I've seen some beautiful flowers
Grow in my garden fair,
I've spent some wonderful hours
Lost in their fragrance rare.
But I have found another
Wondrous beyond compare.


What is it? Name the circumstances behind it :) Name sources...

Easy one :)

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Post by alf » 26 Jan 2004 06:41

Lyrics from the Roses of No Mans land

http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/roseofnomansland.htm (you can download it to)

Sources: Reproduced below are the lyrics to The Rose of No Man's Land, penned by Jack Caddigan with music by James A. Brennan.

The song was written as a tribute to the work of Red Cross nurses who served during the First World War, often under dangerous conditions.


The Rose of No Man's Land

I've seen some beautiful flowers
Grow in my garden fair,
I've spent some wonderful hours
Lost in their fragrance rare.
But I have found another
Wondrous beyond compare.

There's a rose that grows on no-man's land
And it's wonderful to see;
Though its place is there it will live for me
In my garden of memories.

It's the one red rose the soldier knows
It's the work of the Master's hand,
It's the sweet word from the Red Cross nurse,
She's the rose of no-man's land.

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Post by John W » 26 Jan 2004 06:47

Chee! It didn't even stand for 20 minutes :(

Oh well, your turn :)

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Post by alf » 26 Jan 2004 07:03

Sorry John :)

Ok my first post here, an easy one

Where are the two mines that failed to explode at Messines Ridge in 1917, when did they go up if at all?

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Post by Peter H » 26 Jan 2004 07:44

A mine exploded in 1955.

More on the others here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... bomb12.xml

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Post by alf » 26 Jan 2004 09:52

congrats Moulded, over to you :)

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Post by Peter H » 26 Jan 2004 10:23

Which German Army commander was seriously wounded by shrapnel in March 1915 and was eventually invalided out of service?

Here's a pic of the gentleman concerned(with hund) in recuperation six months after the event.
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Post by alf » 26 Jan 2004 10:46

It would have to be Von Kluck

http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/kluck.htm

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Post by Peter H » 26 Jan 2004 13:23

Correct. :)

Another Kluck wounded pic.
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Post by alf » 27 Jan 2004 11:44

A Book and Author this time

The first chapter is called "A Watering Tap Turned on"

Since the middle of May the battle had come to a deadlock, Now, halfway though July, its formless shape still rolled over the low ground between Fleury village and Fort Souville, bloated and beyond all human compass, a swaying, heaving mass of explosions. swaths of acrid smoke, clouds of dust riddled through and through by steel splinters and whistling bullets


First published 1936

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Post by Orok » 27 Jan 2004 23:50

Verdun: Das Große Gericht by Paul C. Ettighoffer?

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Post by alf » 28 Jan 2004 11:46

Sorry Orok not quite

A different German Author, a similar title though :)

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Post by Peter H » 28 Jan 2004 12:51

Arnold Zweig's Erziehung vor Verdun(Education before Verdun)?

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Post by alf » 29 Jan 2004 23:36

Congratulations Moulded :)

A forgotten classic, over to you

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Post by Peter H » 30 Jan 2004 10:12

Name the nationality of these soldiers?
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