The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Discussions on all aspects of the Spanish Civil War including the Condor Legion, the Germans fighting for Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
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The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Marcus Wendel » 20 Jan 2004 21:24

The quiz threads we've had running in the Lounge for a while has been a great success, so I think it is time to get one started in this section too.
The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the Spanish Civil War) and so on.

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Postby Marcus Wendel » 20 Jan 2004 21:25

When and how did José Sanjurjo die?

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Postby Kaan Caglar » 20 Jan 2004 21:42

On the July 20th 1936,he died in a plane crash :wink:
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Postby Marcus Wendel » 20 Jan 2004 21:46

Correct, your turn.

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Postby Kaan Caglar » 20 Jan 2004 21:50

Can you tell me what is the badge above the right breast pocket and what rank is he??? :)

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Postby Kiesel » 21 Jan 2004 12:14

A pilot badge of the Legion Condor. The rank is Captain.

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Postby Kaan Caglar » 21 Jan 2004 18:26

Kiesel wrote:A pilot badge of the Legion Condor. The rank is Captain.

The badge is correct but he is a lieutenant :wink:
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Postby Kiesel » 21 Jan 2004 19:27

The Legion Condor used normal rank insignias of the Spanish National (and post-war) Army. The captain (capitán) has a insignia of three stars of 6 points, and the first lieutenant (teniente) has a insignia of two stars.

http://www.ejercito.mde.es/personal/index.html (Spanish Army official page)

The Republican Army had different rank insignias, based in the French model of bars (not stars)


P.D. At the times of SCW the upper grade was Capitán general with insignia of four "rombos" (engl. rhombuses?). Actually she is the insignia of General de Ejército, engl. General of Army).
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Postby Kaan Caglar » 21 Jan 2004 19:32

Hmm I guess my source is wrong :?
Why dont you post another question and thanks for the correction :)
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Postby Kiesel » 21 Jan 2004 19:34

Who is this man? And sorry my bad English :D
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Postby Javichu » 21 Jan 2004 20:46

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Or Better General Rojo...They look very similar to me :?
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Postby Marcus Wendel » 21 Jan 2004 20:51

_KaaN_ wrote:
Kiesel wrote:A pilot badge of the Legion Condor. The rank is Captain.

The badge is correct but he is a lieutenant :wink:


Oberleutnant actually, the rank of Hauptmann has one eight pointed star.

See for example "Legion Condor" by Roger James Bender which includes that very photo.

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Postby Javichu » 21 Jan 2004 20:58

Actually the rank is Capitán,one eight pointed star is Comandante (= Major)...The Rank "First Leutnant" didn´t exist in Spanish Army (At least not in SCW).
We could say that Leutnant = Alférez and Oberleutnant = Teniente; But even this wouldn´t be totally correct.

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Postby Marcus Wendel » 21 Jan 2004 21:01

Javichu,

I'm talking about the German ranks used, not the Spanish equivalents.

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Postby Kaan Caglar » 21 Jan 2004 21:02

Marcus Wendel wrote:
_KaaN_ wrote:
Kiesel wrote:A pilot badge of the Legion Condor. The rank is Captain.

The badge is correct but he is a lieutenant :wink:


Oberleutnant actually, the rank of Hauptmann has one eight pointed star.

See for example "Legion Condor" by Roger James Bender which includes that very photo.

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Hi Marcus,
I got it from here and it says Oberleutnant.. I guess I just mixed them up...
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