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The official AHF Inter-War quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 28 Apr 2004 19:37

We've had several different quizes running here in the forum for a while with great success and now that this new section has been opened, I'm starting one here too..

The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on events from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second World War) and so on.

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Post by Marcus » 28 Apr 2004 20:15

José Antonio was the political leader of the Falañge, but who was his father and what is he known for?

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Post by Lord Gort » 28 Apr 2004 20:24

General Miguel Primo de Rivera. He was the 20's dictator of Spain I think?




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Post by Marcus » 28 Apr 2004 20:37

Correct, Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja was the de facto dictator of Spain 1923-1930, he died in Paris shortly after loosing power.

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Post by Lord Gort » 30 Apr 2004 14:20

The first high definition television service in the world began in November 1936 with the opening of which organisations transmitting station in what palace in what Capital city?



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Post by Kaan Caglar » 30 Apr 2004 22:13

Milord,
On 2 November 1936 the BBC opened the world's first regular service of high definition television, from studios and transmitters at Alexandra Palace, North London. Its range was about 35 miles, though only 25 had been predicted. For a trial period, the 405-line Marconi-EMI system and the 240-line Baird system were used during alternate weeks. Though Baird's engineers were experimenting with an electronic camera it never became operational as the system depended mainly upon a process whereby film ran straight from a cine-camera into developing and fixing tanks, to be transmitted, still wet, 54 seconds after exposure. As well as an eratic and unpredicaible picture quality, the apparatus proved unreliable. Further, this camera system was confined to studio use, with restricted and limited movement. However, the Emitron was mobile, flexible and easy to use and subsequently outclassed the Baird system which was dropped within 3 months.

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Post by Lord Gort » 30 Apr 2004 22:48

Absolutly, your turn Kaan....*Lord Gort reaches for his copy of "Turkey Today Circa 1930* :D
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Dont make it too hard!



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Post by Kaan Caglar » 01 May 2004 14:09

:lol:
Thanks Gort, btw this is an easy one! Dont worry.
We all know who is the one on the left. Mustafa Kemal himself. But who is the commander on the right?? And commander of what??
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Post by Harri » 01 May 2004 18:44

BTW I have always thought that the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 were the first event during which TV was regularly used. That was before than BBC started its broadcastings.

(in German:)
http://www.ndr.de/sydney2000/tv/tvhistory/
http://www.ndr.de/sydney2000/tv/tvhistory/1936.html

http://www.tvhistory.tv/1936%20QF.htm

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 01 May 2004 18:49

Hint regarding my quiz: He was sent to Lousanne(sp?) after the Greco-Turkish War.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 01 May 2004 22:24

Ismet Pasha, Commander of the Western Front before the Great Offensive, Ilgin?

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 01 May 2004 22:35

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 01 May 2004 22:59

Kaan, :) and thanks

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 02 May 2004 09:32

...early model nose...
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 02 May 2004 18:36

...It was the first British Aircraft to have a four-gun tail turret...

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