The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Jan 2012 23:10

Seeing as there are no takers, I will post another question. Who is this General Officer. A couple of clues. The photograph is from around 1900-1902 and there is a distinctive uniform item that probably gives the answer. :wink:

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

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Post by Glenn2438 » 02 Jan 2012 08:37

Last I heard, Nigel Green was never a Prussian General. Played a great part in Zulu though.

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Post by Attrition » 02 Jan 2012 09:15

The sentries report AHF quizzes to the south west. Thousands of them.

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Post by Glenn2438 » 04 Jan 2012 18:12

I think we need another clue. The observant viewer may note that he is wearing a naval officer's waist belt and not an army officers waist sash. 8-)

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Post by Glenn2438 » 09 Jan 2012 23:01

Two more clues:

He served as a brigade commander in China and as commandant of Berlin.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Glenn2438 » 14 Jan 2012 09:29

I think I shall have to answer this and then let someone else post the next question. The officer is question is the then Generalmajor Paul v. Hoepfner, Inspector of Naval Infantry between and hence uniquely the Naval Officers' belt.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 19 Jan 2012 22:54

hi,

Three of the major warship losses suffered by the Imperial navy in WW I were total losses (i.e., with no survivors). Please name them.

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Post by Galahad » 02 Feb 2012 19:56

SMS Scharnhorst, SMS Pommern & SMS Leopard.

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Post by Polar bear » 04 Feb 2012 09:07

hi, Galahad,

very good, quite correct !

over to the Lone Star ...

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Post by Galahad » 10 Apr 2012 00:12

What warship of the Imperial Navy began as an almost unique freighter operated by the North German Lloyd shipping line?

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Post by Polar bear » 10 Apr 2012 10:14

hi, Galahad,

this might be U 155, previously the DEUTSCHLAND, a commercial submarine, having made 2 successful trade tours to the US under the command of (civil) captain Paul König.

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Post by Galahad » 10 Apr 2012 18:29

Hiyas PB.....Congradulations! It was indeed the U-155. I was hoping to be sneaky by saying "almost unique", since most people don't know she had a sister ship, the Bremen, that was lost on her 1st voyage. But you didn't fall for it--durn it!

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 18 Apr 2012 09:15

hi,

well, let´s stay a little bit with "merchant ships"

A German merchant ship became a British merchant ship, then became a German auxiliary warship and was finally scuttled far away from home ... which might it be ?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 25 Apr 2012 08:43

hi,

one week later, hint #1

sunk at or near the Gate of Grief ...

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