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Post by Harri » 02 Jun 2006 08:28

Yes we can. But I think there should be enough hints already? :wink:

Note this also "hint":
Harri wrote:
Mikko H. wrote:Hmm... some sort of Ahvenanmaa home defense unit recruited from locals?
I'd say Mikko is "on the right tracks"...
Hint #5: It was a volunteer unit.

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Post by Harri » 04 Jun 2006 12:10

Hint #6: It was at Åland Islands like Mikko already suggested. During January and February 1940 it replaced infantry units of the Naval Forces (which were moved to Bay of Viborg) in the defence of Åland Islands.

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Post by Harri » 08 Jun 2006 09:56

This can't be so difficult...or?

Hint #7: Use Google and write "Å..s Hemvärn" and voilá!

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Post by Esa K » 08 Jun 2006 12:22

Shame on me who havent taken the time to patricipate in my favourite quiz for a while, so, I´m back here too. And the answer would be:

Ålands Hemvärn


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Post by Harri » 08 Jun 2006 16:13

Thank you very much Esa!

That is the correct answer. Volunteer Ålands Hemvärn (Home Troops of Åland Island) is a rather unique unit in Finland and proved that also people of Åland Islands were interested in national defence when needed....

Over to Sweden!

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Post by Esa K » 09 Jun 2006 14:01

Thank you Harri...

...and heres the new q:

A number I give you: 1168. What could the given number be about...?



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Post by Eisenfaust » 09 Jun 2006 14:47

Lieksan varasto? :wink:

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Post by Esa K » 12 Jun 2006 11:52

Eisenfaust wrote:Lieksan varasto?
:oops: Hmm... Had something else in my mind, but as also Lieksan varasto (the code number to the Lieksa depot) could be a correct answer to my a bit hastily formulated question, I say that its correct (and save my other possible answer to an other day :) ). So, Eisenfaust, the stage is yours...


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Post by Eisenfaust » 12 Jun 2006 12:51

OK, thanks Esa (my answer was too obvious for sure). But here's my question, that might be a bit tricky one:

What is the connection between: The Lapland war era - Kriegsmarine - Itä-Hakkila (a suburb in the Helsinki area)?

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Post by Eisenfaust » 13 Jun 2006 11:11

Hint #1: Gulf of Finland, near Porkkala.

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Post by Janne » 13 Jun 2006 12:41

This time local knowledge seems to give me a certain advantage: there's a "deutscher Soldatenfriedhof" in Itä-Hakkila, where a good number of German sailors are buried,who perished in the Gulf of Finland in december 1944 when two German ships sank in a minefield.

http://www.volksbund.de/kgs/stadt.asp?stadt=1052 (in German)



Am I supposed to come up with the next quiz question now?:-)

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Post by Eisenfaust » 13 Jun 2006 12:44

Correct! On December 12th 1944 two Kriegsmarine destroyers Z 35 and Z 36 from 6. Zerstörer Flotilla sank near Porkkala after running into their own minefield. Of the 600 dead part were buried in the Honkanummi German military cemetery (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Honkanummi), which is located in Itä-Hakkila, Vantaa. (I'll update this post with pictures later today).

May they rest in peace.



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Post by Janne » 13 Jun 2006 13:13

OK, then. a warmup question first: What military issue *thing* was known as "bombproof" and what shape was it?

And the main question: Why did the soldiers in JR53 throw away in disgust the cheese ratio they were given in october 1941?

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Post by Janne » 16 Jun 2006 08:18

Too easy to bother or too difficult to find an answer? Or just too few active readers at the moment?

Anyway, I might add that the *thing* in the warmup question was delivered (to company level) in package sizes of 30x30x90cm. And I can hint that it doesn't necessarily take the usual amount of detailed in-depth knowledge to answer the main question - in fact, a foreign reader with some general knowledge could get it right!

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Post by Mikko H. » 16 Jun 2006 13:48

OK, then. a warmup question first: What military issue *thing* was known as "bombproof" and what shape was it?
Isn't that hardtack aka. näkkileipä?

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