The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 09 Dec 2014 12:37

Ok, that makes it somewhat more precise, although there is still room for interpretation how "firmly" Nationalists hold some places before they were overrun by Republicans during the initial stages of Civil War.

I guess that Guadalajara fits for the category. Nationalists took over the city, but Republicans took over it on 22.7.1936.
Source: http://www.academia.edu/7591749/La_Guer ... materiales

I leave the rest of the cases for others to figure out. :milsmile:

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 09 Dec 2014 13:38

Yes, Guadalajara is part of the answer.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 01 Jan 2015 16:47

Good new year for everyone.

If I have understand correctly what I have read, these were province capitals which were only briefly under Nationalist rule before falling to Republicans:
Albacete 25.7.1936 - source: http://avellano-educar.blogspot.fi/2009 ... civil.html
Almeria 21.7.1936 (well, it is a open question if the local rebels held the city so firmly but at least they managed to control the local radio station - the source: http://www.culturandalucia.com/GCE/Guer ... C3%ADa.htm

The biggest problem that I have this question is how to interprete the situations on those province capitals, where military rebels and their allies took control only for brief moment before they were overrun by the surrounding province which remained loyal to republican government. The question demands very good knowledge of the Spanish local history during SCW.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 01 Jan 2015 20:34

Guadalajara and Albacete were the answer to my question.
Over to you.
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 02 Jan 2015 11:56

Thanks.

How many Finnish volunteers fought in the SCW at the Nationalist side and how many of them were killed in Spain?

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 16 Jan 2015 23:12

Well, the question of Finnish volunteers at the Nationalist side seems to be too difficult. As a Finn I just could not resist to put it. I hope that it makes things easier to mention that 4 Finnish volunteers at Nationalist side died during SCW - two were killed in combat and two perished in granade accident. For comparison: 67 Finnish citizens and ethnically Finnish American/Canadian volunteers were KIA in Spain when fighting for Republican cause. The number of casualties reflect to some extent the corresponding numbers of Finnish volunteers at Republican and Nationalist sides.

So the question remains: how many Finnish volunteers fought at the Nationalist side in the SCW? All of them were Finnish citizens, not ethnically Finnish Americans or Canadians (which often are taken in account as Finns when counting Finnish volunteers at the Republican side).

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 01 Feb 2015 22:52

The days have passed and no answer or even guess has come to the question how many Finnish volunteers fought at the Nationalist side in the SCW. It was too difficult question (I guess). The right answer is 14. Most of them had some background in far right politics in Finland but adventurous spirit played probably a stronger part than political thinking in their decision to go to Spain. Although only two were killed in combat, all served in frontline and many were wounded. Not a picnic trip and the memories of service time in Spanish Foreign Legion left mixed feelings.

Nationalist "internationals" are interesting subject and there is quite recent and decent book in English available about them: "Franco´s International Brigades" (Christopher Othen 2013): http://www.brightreview.co.uk/ARTICLE-A ... rists.html

I leave the floor open for someone who hopefully comes up with something easy...

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 10 Apr 2015 19:57

Time to stir this dormant quiz up again. This time relatively well known, but hopefully not too easy-to-know pilot hero to be recognized:
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby von thoma » 18 Apr 2015 15:52

It's Leopoldo Morquillas Rubio, a Republican fighter pilot.
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby durb » 20 Apr 2015 11:26

Yes, that is right. Up to you.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby von thoma » 23 Apr 2015 22:57

Thanks Durb !
A new one:

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 24 Apr 2015 17:22

Francisco Tarazona.

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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby von thoma » 25 Apr 2015 15:12

Correct !
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 26 Apr 2015 07:37

What's that place and how is it related to the SCW?
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Re: The official AHF Spanish Civil War quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine » 02 May 2015 15:49

It is in Spain.


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