The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Discussions on the Winter War and Continuation War, the wars between Finland and the USSR.
Hosted by Juha Tompuri
Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 26 Sep 2006 13:36

Hmm... Somewhere in my spine I feel that the below answer is wrong, but I start with :

Niinisalo.


Best regards

Esa K

User avatar
Juha Tompuri
Forum Staff
Posts: 11520
Joined: 11 Sep 2002 20:02
Location: Mylsä

Post by Juha Tompuri » 26 Sep 2006 14:28

Sorry, but no.
A place that had something to do with the fortification works

Regards, Juha

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 26 Sep 2006 16:01

Well, how about Myllykoski then :wink:


Best regards

Esa K

User avatar
Juha Tompuri
Forum Staff
Posts: 11520
Joined: 11 Sep 2002 20:02
Location: Mylsä

Post by Juha Tompuri » 26 Sep 2006 20:14

Esa K wrote:Well, how about Myllykoski then :wink:
Correct :)
(Even I've forgot the source where I red about it. :(
However a friend of mine is collecting info abou the local Civil Guard, and he too mentioned about it: the first test/demonstration was done using a Salpa-line observation cupola as target and measurement of the penetration capability of that new weapon)

So Esa...your turn next. Again.

Regards, Juha

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 27 Sep 2006 16:57

Thanks Juha T...

Thought allready when I read the question the first time that by some reason :wink: the answer could be Myllykoski...

...and think we shall use the name of the place here again.

New q:

The number 14 and the date 20/6 1941 is connected to Myllykoski in some way. Whats the connection?


Best regards

Esa K

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 28 Sep 2006 10:39

Hint # 1: ss


Best regards

Esa K

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 29 Sep 2006 10:08

Hint # 2: Stettin.


Best regards

Esa K

Janne
Member
Posts: 473
Joined: 15 Feb 2006 11:53
Location: Helsinki

Post by Janne » 29 Sep 2006 12:44

14 pieces of something were shipped on a steamship from Stettin and arrive (via Hanko or Helsinki?) to Myllykoski on June 20th? The German Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 303 arrive later and had more pieces...

User avatar
Juha Tompuri
Forum Staff
Posts: 11520
Joined: 11 Sep 2002 20:02
Location: Mylsä

Post by Juha Tompuri » 29 Sep 2006 23:15

Hmmm... 20th June 1941 ss Myllykoski arrived Finland as the 14th transport of German help (military goods) to Finland ?

Regards, Juha

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 01 Oct 2006 14:12

And....


...we have a winner here, it´s Juha Tompuri who figured out that the number 14 is refeering to the 14:th transport from Germany in 1940-1941 when Germany was willing to sell weapons to Finland again. It contained ammunition, and maybe also artillery pieces. The ship ss Myllykoski was loaded in Stettin and arrived to Finland at 20/6 1941 (didnt find out to wich harbour Hanko/Helsinki/Turku..???).

So, congrats to Juha T and over to Myllykoski... again...

best regards

Esa K

Janne
Member
Posts: 473
Joined: 15 Feb 2006 11:53
Location: Helsinki

Post by Janne » 02 Oct 2006 13:22

It was a trick question, I see! A small nitpick: I believe the abbreviation for steamship is written with capital letters, "SS"or "S.S." (And in Finnish "S/S".)

Esa K
Member
Posts: 1254
Joined: 13 Jan 2005 13:49
Location: Sweden

Post by Esa K » 02 Oct 2006 14:17

Janne wrote:It was a trick question, I see!
Yes, or the first hint was a small trick... Should have put it in when the answer was relived, but if no correct answer had arrived a further hint would have been formulated like: Hint # 3: Hint # 1 lacks one third of the information,1/3 is of course then a /


best regards

Esa K

User avatar
Juha Tompuri
Forum Staff
Posts: 11520
Joined: 11 Sep 2002 20:02
Location: Mylsä

Post by Juha Tompuri » 03 Oct 2006 10:36

Thanks Esa for as tricky question as usual :)

Without Janne I probably would not have understood the steamship "connection" there.
And finally... without Martti V. Terä ( book Tienhaarassa ) it would have taken a lot longer for me to solve the riddle.

New one, name the weapon

Regards, Juha
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
JTV
Member
Posts: 1986
Joined: 11 Mar 2002 10:03
Location: Finland

Post by JTV » 03 Oct 2006 13:20

Juha Tompuri wrote:Thanks Esa for as tricky question as usual :)

Without Janne I probably would not have understood the steamship "connection" there.
And finally... without Martti V. Terä ( book Tienhaarassa ) it would have taken a lot longer for me to solve the riddle.

New one, name the weapon

Regards, Juha
9 mm pistol M/35 FN (as Finnish military called it) aka FN High Power / Grande Puissance?

Jarkko

User avatar
Juha Tompuri
Forum Staff
Posts: 11520
Joined: 11 Sep 2002 20:02
Location: Mylsä

Post by Juha Tompuri » 03 Oct 2006 22:35

JTV wrote:9 mm pistol M/35 FN (as Finnish military called it) aka FN High Power / Grande Puissance?
Yes (of course :) )
A bit "optimistic" range scale ?

Pic from http://www.pkymasehist.fi/ (Korpisoturin varustusta - Aseet )
Over to You

Regards, Juha from Pohjois-Kymenlaakso

Return to “Winter War & Continuation War”