The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 11 Feb 2014 13:33

peter2010 wrote:Russian gunboat Korietz explodes on February 9, 1904, during the Battle of Chemulpo Bay,
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 11 Feb 2014 19:26

What's special about the soldiers on this photo?
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 12 Feb 2014 13:56

They're holding their bayonets instead of having them mounted to their rifles?
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 12 Feb 2014 14:52

Hello!
They are Takasago Volunteers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takasago_Volunteers

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 12 Feb 2014 15:08

AVV wrote:Hello!
They are Takasago Volunteers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takasago_Volunteers

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Hi Aleks

Correct! Back to you.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 13 Feb 2014 10:27

Thanks!
What battle is shown in this photo?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 13 Feb 2014 12:27

CVE Gambier Bay under fire at the Battle of Samar, part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 25 October 1944.
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 13 Feb 2014 12:42

Quite right!
http://www.ouroldnavy.com/gambier_bay.htm
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 14 Feb 2014 03:32

In Eta Jima Class 52, there are two graduate who have the exact same name. What's the name of these two officers?
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 19 Feb 2014 19:56

Suzuki Eijiro, although their names were written slightly differently in kanji (鈴木栄次郎 and 鈴木栄二郎)

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 20 Feb 2014 01:07

LOL, actually the answer I was looking for was Nakamura Noboru, but your answer is correct as well! Over to you!
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 20 Feb 2014 07:28

Who wrote this: "Even if we occupy China in its entirety, it's a dream of a dream that we will ever make them adopt the Japanese way'"?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 26 Feb 2014 06:10

Hint: He was a war correspondent in China and published a controversial book after returning home to Japan.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by peter2010 » 08 Mar 2014 16:33

Couple of more hints: The name of his book, when published in English in 2003, was Soldiers Alive. He was born in 1905 and died in 1985.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 21 Nov 2014 22:31

Tatsuzo Ishikawa wrote that book.

Here's a toughie:

This officer was the first graduate of Eta Jima to be KIA. State the following in the answer:

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Rank when KIA
Rank promoted to posthumously
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Eta Jima Class Rank
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