The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Glenn2438 » 14 Jan 2012 22:07

Hi the pb,

good stuff: Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 14 Jan 2012 22:49

hi,

another Who ?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 05 Feb 2012 18:33

hi,

I`m sorry I overlooked to add a hint in time , here it is ... "Phili"

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 13 Feb 2012 22:11

Philipp Friedrich Alexander Fürst zu Eulenburg und Hertefeld, Graf von Sandels?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Feb 2012 23:21

hi, Terry,

yes ! (before his "fall from grace")

over to you,

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Terry Duncan » 13 Feb 2012 23:39

Hi pb,

I just happened to look in and thought I knew the photo from a few books, though posting the answer did leave me with the problem of what to ask if it was correct, so this is likely to be a simple question to answer;

What senior military figure was demoted after achieving a notable success in maneuvers, being moved to command IX Army Corps and later achieved the highest rank under somewhat unusual circumstances and success in what was really a minor military operation?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 14 Feb 2012 18:58

hi, Terry,

first and instant guess: Alfred Graf Waldersee, Field Marshal (ridiculed as "World Marshal") during Boxer rising, China, 1900

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Post by Terry Duncan » 14 Feb 2012 21:03

That is indeed correct. As I said, I didnt think it would be too hard as my knowledge here is at best limited, I just thought it a shame nobody seemed to know poor old Eulenburg. I always wished more was available on Waldersee's time at the head of the German army, as I have seen mentioned that it was during his term of office that the decision for a western offensive was first considered.

Anyhow, well done and over to you.

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Post by Polar bear » 20 Feb 2012 18:23

hi,

who ? ... he became famous later in a quite different pose ...

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by AVV » 21 Feb 2012 09:11

Hello!
Just a guess - Wilhelm Canaris?

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Post by Polar bear » 21 Feb 2012 22:12

hi, Aleks,
AVV wrote:Wilhelm Canaris?
No ... he joined the navy 5 years later than Canaris ... but he opposed Hitler, too.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 28 Feb 2012 23:45

hi,

one week later, hint #1

the number of the u-boat he commanded differs from that of Dönitz` (2nd) boat by one letter and "one" ...

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Post by AVV » 29 Feb 2012 08:45

Hello!
A very good hint indeed. :D
Martin Niemöller
http://uboat.net/wwi/men/commanders/226.html
Frnakly to say, I knew his famous saying, but never knew he was an U-boat commander.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 29 Feb 2012 09:39

hi, Aleks,

correct, of course :milwink:

once more, over to you !

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Re: The official AHF Imperial Germany quiz thread

Post by AVV » 01 Mar 2012 10:25

Thanks!
Who is this man?

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