The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 14 Mar 2011 21:30

hi,

hm ... the Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee) ? ... William Darby ? ... not very similar to other pictures ...

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Post by Ironmachine » 15 Mar 2011 07:55

No. The man in the picture can be said to have been the objective of the operation, not really taking part on it.

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Post by Polar bear » 17 Apr 2011 14:07

hi, Ironmachine,

one month later, IMO it´s time to provide the solution.

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Post by JonS » 19 Apr 2011 22:51

It's Patton's son (or nephew? cousin? niece?), who was "rescued" in a pointless raid on his POW camp very late in the war.

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Post by Marcus » 11 Dec 2011 21:22

Anyone willing to help get this moving with a new question?

/Marcus

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Post by Kingfish » 12 Dec 2011 17:47

I'll post an easy one to get the ball rolling:

During the battle for Brest US troops came under fire from a battery of German 280mm coastal guns. The battery was sometimes referred to as the Lochrist or the Graf Spee battery. However, the US troops also gave it a name after a popular song of the time.

What was that name?

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Post by Kingfish » 15 Dec 2011 18:26

Hint: Tennessee Train

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Post by JonS » 15 Dec 2011 23:51

Chattanooga Choo Choo?

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Post by JonS » 19 Dec 2011 02:46

Why was this particular insignia chosen for the unit it represented?
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Post by Kingfish » 19 Dec 2011 13:57

What - the divisional insignia for the 59th Staffordshire division
Why - it represents something related to mining, which was the primary industry of the Staffordshire area

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Post by JonS » 19 Dec 2011 19:18

Indeed. It's a stylised representation of a pit head tower.

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Post by Kingfish » 19 Dec 2011 20:15

Ok, another *very* easy one

During the battle for Fort Montbarey the troops of the US 29th infantry division received valuable support from a unit normally not found within the U.S. OOB.

What was that unit and what weapon did it bring to the battle?

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Post by Ironmachine » 19 Dec 2011 20:39

British 141 Royal Armoured Corps with Churchill Crocodiles?

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Kingfish » 19 Dec 2011 20:54

Told you it was easy :milwink:

You have the floor...

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