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Re: Mosul ?

Post by Karl234 » 22 Feb 2005 20:42

JPK wrote:Mosul ?
with Sonderstab "F" of general (LW) Felmy or sonderkommando Junck

http://www.stern.de/politik/ausland/?ei ... v=ex_L3_ct

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No...they were talking to make a movie about the actual battle in this town. The battle of.....

Name of a town where Wehrmacht , Royal Army( British Army) was fighting and actual US Army is fighting?

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Post by SiG I » 22 Feb 2005 21:11

Habbaniya?

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Post by Karl234 » 22 Feb 2005 22:08

SiG I wrote:Habbaniya?

no...here in germany the town was shown every day in the news....



Name of a town where Wehrmacht , Royal Army( British Army) was fighting and actual US Army is fighting?

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Post by Michael Emrys » 23 Feb 2005 01:55

Are you thinking of Faluja?

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Post by Karl234 » 23 Feb 2005 01:58

Grease_Spot wrote:Are you thinking of Faluja?



Congratulations......your turn.....

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Post by patrynius » 23 Feb 2005 18:52

Hi

But I have one questioon, when exactly Werhmaht fought in Faluja :)
Maybe a link or smth, You have to admit that question was v.hard and..and.. I wanna know :)

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Post by Karl234 » 23 Feb 2005 19:55

patrynius wrote:Hi

But I have one questioon, when exactly Werhmaht fought in Faluja :)
Maybe a link or smth, You have to admit that question was v.hard and..and.. I wanna know :)

Best regards


I have this information in the "Diary of OKW" , but there is a graveyard also in Faluja with british and german soldiers.
Only a small group of Wehrmacht was there.
But i will look if i find a link.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 23 Feb 2005 19:55

patrynius wrote:Hi

But I have one questioon, when exactly Werhmaht fought in Faluja :)
Maybe a link or smth, You have to admit that question was v.hard and..and.. I wanna know :)

Best regards


I have to admit that I was puzzled by the question as well. By 'Wehrmacht' do you mean the Heer or some other branch of the German armed services? And when did the British/Commonwealth/Empire forces tangle with them? If it was in 1941, it must have been embassy guards or something, because I never heard of it before. I only guessed based on current events.

Well, here's my question, not too hard I hope. What did Winston Churchill quip about a major American ship in the Med in 1942 and why? And in what way was he mistaken?

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Post by Michael Emrys » 25 Feb 2005 19:32

Grease_Spot wrote:Well, here's my question, not too hard I hope. What did Winston Churchill quip about a major American ship in the Med in 1942 and why? And in what way was he mistaken?


Still no takers yet, eh? Okay, here's a hint: The ship in question was an aircraft carrier. There, that ought to give the whole thing away!

;) :D

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 25 Feb 2005 22:47

Something like "Who said that the wasp can sting only once?".IIRC, "Wasp" was the US carrier on loan to the British in the Med. making a cuple of runs to Malta delivering fighters. Please,correct me if wrong...

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Post by Michael Emrys » 26 Feb 2005 03:32

rommel_gaj wrote:Something like "Who said that the wasp can sting only once?".IIRC, "Wasp" was the US carrier on loan to the British in the Med. making a cuple of runs to Malta delivering fighters. Please,correct me if wrong...

Cheers,

Gaius


Very good! Churchill was mistaken (or perhaps taking literary license) in attributing the single sting to the wasp (insect). It is the bee who suffers that limitation. The wasp can sting many times, as some of my friends can attest.

Your turn to pose a question, Gaius.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 27 Feb 2005 20:16

Thanks Grease-Spot.

Let us stick with the good old Winston. Couple of days after the victory at El Alamein Churchill delivered a speech.Two sentences from that speech went into history as some of his most remembered.And he said...?

Cheers,

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Post by Jon G. » 27 Feb 2005 20:24

'This is not the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 27 Feb 2005 20:27

Pretty quick you were-you're right,and the first sentence is "Now this is not the end."

Your turn,

Gaius

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Post by Jon G. » 28 Feb 2005 00:55

Thanks Gaius.

Which city was taken by the company-sized M squadron who had commandeered the local fire brigade's vehicles to accomplish their task?

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