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 » 08 Mar 2012 08:15

hi,

another week later, hint #2

a man with the same name stood at the TITANIC´s wheel when she struck the iceberg.

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Post by Polar bear » 15 Mar 2012 13:06

hi,

after two weeks with nobody trying, the solution : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Peverell_Hichens

the question bar is open to the next volunteer,

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Post by Polar bear » 08 Apr 2012 16:51

hi,

OK, with nobody jumping in, I`ll try again myself: Who (another of my heroes and a great sailor) ?

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Post by Polar bear » 16 Apr 2012 07:36

hi,

one week later, the traditional hint #1

10 men, 5 canoes, and a long way to go ...

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Post by Galahad » 17 Apr 2012 03:39

Okay, the canoes caused a "click". That's the leader of Operation Frankton and "the Cockleshell Heroes", Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert "Blondie" Hasler.

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Post by Polar bear » 17 Apr 2012 07:16

hi, Galahad,

full points!

over to you, once more ...

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Post by Galahad » 22 Apr 2012 00:27

Thank you, PB. Let's go for a hard one, this time.

During World War II, if someone attached to SHAEF needed to make a long distance call over the British telephone system, there was a code word that was used which told the phone operators to put the call through quickly and without charge.

What was the code word?

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Post by Trackhead M2 » 01 May 2012 22:04

G. Trifkovic wrote:In the WWII and in the western theatre? Hmm....
Dear all,
Just using this post to sneak in to the thread. Who was the first American off the landing craft at Anzio and would later star in science fiction movie set in the Arctic?
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Post by Galahad » 03 May 2012 02:03

--Since another question has been posted, the answer to mine is "Marchwind".

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Post by Ironmachine » 03 May 2012 07:45

James Arness? Though I'm not sure he was really the first (though he was among the first Americans)...

Now, regarding
Dear all,
Just using this post to sneak in to the thread. Who was the first American off the landing craft at Anzio and would later star in science fiction movie set in the Arctic?
with all due respect, is not quite correct to ask a question when it is not your turn (you must correctly answer a question in order to make the following):
Marcus Wendel wrote:The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the WW2 in Western Europe & the Atlantic) and so on.
And then, a question about Anzio would have been more appropriate for The official AHF WW2 in Africa & the Med quiz thread.

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Post by Trackhead M2 » 03 May 2012 17:55

Ironmachine wrote:James Arness? Though I'm not sure he was really the first (though he was among the first Americans)...

Now, regarding
Dear all,
Just using this post to sneak in to the thread. Who was the first American off the landing craft at Anzio and would later star in science fiction movie set in the Arctic?
with all due respect, is not quite correct to ask a question when it is not your turn (you must correctly answer a question in order to make the following):
Marcus Wendel wrote:The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the WW2 in Western Europe & the Atlantic) and so on.
And then, a question about Anzio would have been more appropriate for The official AHF WW2 in Africa & the Med quiz thread.
Dear IM,
You are correct on James Arness. I appologize for the gaffe, I am learning the ettiquette of the question and answer system here. What stars of To Be or Not to Be (1983) saw service as ground troops in Western Europe in 1944-1945?
Strike Swiftly,
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Post by Ironmachine » 03 May 2012 20:12

I appologize for the gaffe, I am learning the ettiquette of the question and answer system here. What stars of To Be or Not to Be (1983) saw service as ground troops in Western Europe in 1944-1945?
:roll:
Well, if you are trying to learn, then you should begin by reading what others tell you. In this case, the system is quite simple. As I stated in may previous post:
The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the WW2 in Western Europe & the Atlantic) and so on.
Then, I may be wrong, but I think that the one that posted the correct answer and so has to post a new question is not Trackhead M2. :wink:

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Post by Trackhead M2 » 03 May 2012 20:23

Ironmachine wrote:
I appologize for the gaffe, I am learning the ettiquette of the question and answer system here. What stars of To Be or Not to Be (1983) saw service as ground troops in Western Europe in 1944-1945?
:roll:
Well, if you are trying to learn, then you should begin by reading what others tell you. In this case, the system is quite simple. As I stated in may previous post:
The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on the WW2 in Western Europe & the Atlantic) and so on.
Then, I may be wrong, but I think that the one that posted the correct answer and so has to post a new question is not Trackhead M2. :wink:
Dear IM,
Still learning, Was it a correct question though?
Strike Swiftly,
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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 04 Nov 2012 10:34

As Galahad is unfortunately not active here anymore the quiz is open for anyone to post a new question.

/Marcus

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Re: The official AHF WW2 Western Europe quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 04 Nov 2012 14:24

hi,

OK, Marcus, here it is ... :wink:

Where is this (I rubbed out the distinctive names), and what action am I thinking of ?

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