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Post by Kaan Caglar » 09 Feb 2004 17:20

alf wrote:The Maxim Machine gun or the radiator?? :D

The radiator ofcourse! :lol:
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Post by alf » 10 Feb 2004 05:30

I see a niche market in publishing a book on radiators of the First World War (both armoured and unarmoured variants) :D

I decided to do this question in parts, the reason will become clear I hope ( i havent mastered posting pics yet Lol)

"Though bitter the word of these first twain,
Curses the third spat venomously:
'He'll stay untouched till the war's last dawning,
Then live one hour of agony'."


Who wrote this and its Title?

and what were the twains words?

Finally :D what was the significance to the British of the signal of three black flares fired at midnight?

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Post by agibaer » 12 Feb 2004 17:20

I know the poem its the ballad of the Three Spectres from Ivor Gurney.
Don't know bout the flares though, leave it to Glenn :P

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Post by alf » 15 Feb 2004 13:47

I'll hand the baton to you agibaer :D

Yes it was Ivor Gurneys Ballad of the Three Spectres

The flares? black at midnight? it was a frontline myth that was how peace was going to be announced.

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Post by agibaer » 15 Feb 2004 18:43

OK, let's stick to poetry.
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Post by Kaan Caglar » 15 Feb 2004 19:09

Ah Robert I know this one :wink:
He is Siegfried Sassoon..
Siegfried Sassoon wrote:
Glory of Women (1917)

You love us when we're heroes, home on leave,
Or wounded in a mentionable place.
You worship decorations; you believe
That chivalry redeems the war's disgrace.
You make us shells. You listen with delight,
By tales of dirt and danger fondly thrilled.
You crown our distant ardours while we fight,
And mourn our laurelled memories when we're killed.
You can't believe that British troops 'retire'
When hell's last horror breaks them, and they run,
Trampling the terrible corpses - blind with blood.
O German mother dreaming by the fire,
While you are knitting socks to send your son
His face is trodden deeper in the mud.

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Post by agibaer » 15 Feb 2004 19:21

Yep great poems!

your turn kaan!

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 15 Feb 2004 19:28

Ok then,
It seems we turned here into AHF Poetry Quiz Thread :lol:
So lets move onto navy.. Whos he?
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 15 Feb 2004 19:38

_KaaN_ wrote:Ok then,
It seems we turned here into AHF Poetry Quiz Thread :lol:
So lets move onto navy.. Whos he?
Admiral Wilhelm Souchon
http://www.worldwar1.com/sfgb.htm

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 15 Feb 2004 19:41

10 Minutes????
Next time it will be ten years for you to find the answer. :x :lol:
Over to you Juha! :wink:
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 15 Feb 2004 20:08

_KaaN_ :lol: ,
Men with sword are easier to me than the one with pen. Thanks for turning this quiz to "right" tracks :)

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 16 Feb 2004 09:19

Another pic of him.
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Post by Mikko H. » 16 Feb 2004 10:09

Lettow-Vorbeck?

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 16 Feb 2004 11:12

Mikko H. wrote:Lettow-Vorbeck?
Yes, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck.
"Lettow-Vorbeck ran rings around the Allied forces that were ten times larger than his own" at: http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/lettowvorbeck.htm

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Post by Mikko H. » 16 Feb 2004 13:27

This general commanded first a division, later corps against the Central Powers. He was also awarded EK I & II by the Kaiser. Who was this general?

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