The official AHF WW2 in Africa & the Med quiz thread

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Post by David W » 31 Mar 2015 06:57

If Lastucci was a General then it was Lastucci. The 10th Armies Engineer in chief.

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Post by nmao » 31 Mar 2015 09:01

Very good, David.
It was Lastrucci.

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Post by David W » 31 Mar 2015 16:02

Can you name the R.N Cruiser that was scheduled to bombard Bardia in mid September 1940? But was prevented from doing so at the last minute due to damage in the stern, sustained from an aerial torpedo. Which incidentally put her out of action for a long time.

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Post by nmao » 01 Apr 2015 15:58

With google its not hard but lets give everyone a fair chance :)
and Playfair is your friend...

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Post by David W » 01 Apr 2015 16:40

He is indeed!

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Post by Polar bear » 08 Apr 2015 15:34

hi,

I think that Superman may be able to help you to solve that riddle ..

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Post by David W » 15 Apr 2015 06:25

Someone needs to give the answer or at least make a guess.

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Post by nmao » 15 Apr 2015 11:32

OK.
It was cruiser HMS KENT.
From Playfair (vol I) page 212:
"A bombardment of Bardia by the cruiser Kent and destroyers was unfortunately prevented by an attack on the cruiser by torpedo-bombers just as she was taking up her position. One hit with a torpedo was scored in her stern. Protected by the Royal Air Force she was brought into harbour two days later so badly damaged that she was unfit for further service in the Mediterranean."

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Post by David W » 15 Apr 2015 18:56

Correct.

I wanted to get the quiz moving forward.

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Post by David W » 19 Jul 2015 07:13

nmao.

It is now your turn to ask a question.

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Post by MarkN » 25 Aug 2015 17:11

Anyone fancy taking a stab at who this refers to?

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Post by nmao » 25 Aug 2015 17:28

Sorry David ,forgot about this topic.

This seems to be some kind of "armoured division middle east", armed with british equip as far as i can tell.
Maybe an Iraqui Armoured Division?

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Post by David W » 26 Aug 2015 06:27

Is it a German interpretation of a British armoured division maybe?

Its very hard to read in places.

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Post by Polar bear » 27 Aug 2015 10:29

hi,

my guess is that it is a German intelligence estimate of an Allied armoured division based on interrogation of POWs.

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Post by Urmel » 07 Sep 2015 12:04

Proposed restructuring of German armoured divisions from early 1942, never carried out? Proposal originated with staff 15.PD.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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