Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

General Military History Quiz


  • Please log in to reply
720 replies to this topic

#1 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Thought I'd start a new quiz .
Rules.
Person who gets question correct asks the next one.
Questions must be on military history from any era except WW2.

I'll start,

In what battle were the English & their Allies commanded by a Frenchman and their opponents the French & Spanish commanded by an Englishman ?

Edited by Owen, 22 September 2012 - 07:25 PM.

  • 0

#2 Alan Allport

Alan Allport

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 400 posts

Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

Thought I'd start a new quiz .

In what battle were the English & their Allies commanded by a Frenchman and their opponents the French & Spanish commanded by an Englishman ?


The Battle of Almansa, 1707.

OK: Which SOE-trained jungle guerrilla fighter was also radio critic for the Observer?

Best, Alan
  • 0

#3 cash_13

cash_13

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 596 posts

Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

Tom Harrisson.

Who was the first & last duty officer to command Hitlers bunker in Berlin?

Lee F
  • 0
Family Cyril Claude Phillips Leading Stoker HMS Warspite

Grand Father Cyril George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Grand Father George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Uncle Harold Pickford Private Royal Army Service Corp

Grand Father Thomas Finney Seaman HMS Ramillies

Wifes Great Grandfather Major Charles Spurling

#4 Cee

Cee

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,151 posts

Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:21 AM

Rochus Misch ...?

Major-General Eric Louis Bols met with a Russian General prior to the arrival of Rokossovsky and Montgomery at Wismar. What was his name?





  • 0

#5 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

( Just a reminder we can spread our wings abit & ask questions from any period not just WW2 )
  • 0

#6 cash_13

cash_13

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 596 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:38 AM

Cee, it was not Rochus Misch......good guess but try again ;0)
  • 0
Family Cyril Claude Phillips Leading Stoker HMS Warspite

Grand Father Cyril George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Grand Father George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Uncle Harold Pickford Private Royal Army Service Corp

Grand Father Thomas Finney Seaman HMS Ramillies

Wifes Great Grandfather Major Charles Spurling

#7 Alan Allport

Alan Allport

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 400 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:31 AM

Wilhelm Mohnke.

Who was the Very Model of a Modern Major-General?

Best, Alan
  • 0

#8 Assam

Assam

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 489 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:28 AM

Major General Stanley?

Pirates of Penzance

ATB

Simon
  • 0

#9 spidge

spidge

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 11,380 posts
  • LocationMelbourne - Australia

Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:45 AM

Answers should be certified correct by the person posing the question before you post a new question otherwise the thread becomes a mess.
  • 0


Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


#10 Jedburgh22

Jedburgh22

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,948 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

Sir Garnet Wolseley was the inspiration for the Model of a Very Modern Major General
  • 0
I help the old to remember and the young to understand. (Gervasse Cowell)

#11 Alan Allport

Alan Allport

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 400 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

Sir Garnet Wolseley was the inspiration for the Model of a Very Modern Major General


Very good!

Best, Alan
  • 0

#12 Jedburgh22

Jedburgh22

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,948 posts

Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:27 PM

Which Airborne commander of WWII could be considered the 'Godfather' of the SAS, LRDG and PPA?
  • 0
I help the old to remember and the young to understand. (Gervasse Cowell)

#13 cash_13

cash_13

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 596 posts

Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:37 PM

and Alan was correct with his answer...

Lee F
  • 0
Family Cyril Claude Phillips Leading Stoker HMS Warspite

Grand Father Cyril George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Grand Father George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Uncle Harold Pickford Private Royal Army Service Corp

Grand Father Thomas Finney Seaman HMS Ramillies

Wifes Great Grandfather Major Charles Spurling

#14 cash_13

cash_13

    Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 596 posts

Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

David Stirling, there was a cracking program on the history channel a few weeks back.

Lee F
  • 0
Family Cyril Claude Phillips Leading Stoker HMS Warspite

Grand Father Cyril George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Grand Father George Pickford Private Royal Engineers

Great Uncle Harold Pickford Private Royal Army Service Corp

Grand Father Thomas Finney Seaman HMS Ramillies

Wifes Great Grandfather Major Charles Spurling

#15 Za Rodinu

Za Rodinu

    Supository of all wisdom

  • Registered Users
  • 6,556 posts
  • LocationIn a hole, and digging :D

Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:49 PM

Answers should be certified correct by the person posing the question before you post a new question otherwise the thread becomes a mess.


Perhaps people should be aware of the first post in this thread:

http://www.ww2talk.c...ules-first.html

especially nos. 4) and 5) :)
  • 0

Quote from US Army field sanitation manual, 1850: "Dig the latrines downstream from the camp. The coffee tastes better."


#16 Jedburgh22

Jedburgh22

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,948 posts

Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

Nope Stirling is the wrong answer - a clue he is Arnhem related
  • 0
I help the old to remember and the young to understand. (Gervasse Cowell)

#17 wtid45

wtid45

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 3,556 posts

Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

Which Airborne commander of WWII could be considered the 'Godfather' of the SAS, LRDG and PPA?

Shan Hackett.
  • 0
BORN BRITISH, WELSH BY THE GRACE OF GEOGRAPHY!

#18 Jedburgh22

Jedburgh22

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 2,948 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:44 AM

Correct - Shan Hackett was the GS® Staff Officer at Cairo who encouraged the use of SF like the SAS, LRDG and PPA and supported General Ritchie in pushing through the equipment and staffing scales for these new units.
  • 0
I help the old to remember and the young to understand. (Gervasse Cowell)

#19 wtid45

wtid45

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 3,556 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

Why is there a naval crown on the colours....... of the now almalgamated Royal Regiment Of Wales.
  • 0
BORN BRITISH, WELSH BY THE GRACE OF GEOGRAPHY!

#20 wowtank

wowtank

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,265 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

69th Foot being called up as marines?
  • 0
"We did our training with the old Colt machine gun, which had a big brass tripod. They fired about two rounds every bloody hour!"

Jack Edwards.

#21 wtid45

wtid45

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 3,556 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:18 PM

69th Foot being called up as marines?

Correct..... take the floor wowtank.
  • 0
BORN BRITISH, WELSH BY THE GRACE OF GEOGRAPHY!

#22 wowtank

wowtank

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,265 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

What German Military Unit or units (I think I know of 2 but there could be more) wore the same hat as a Tommy?
  • 0
"We did our training with the old Colt machine gun, which had a big brass tripod. They fired about two rounds every bloody hour!"

Jack Edwards.

#23 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:13 PM

KGL .

King's German Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • 0

#24 wowtank

wowtank

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,265 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:19 PM

KGL .

King's German Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Sorry should have put WW2 Unit.
  • 0
"We did our training with the old Colt machine gun, which had a big brass tripod. They fired about two rounds every bloody hour!"

Jack Edwards.

#25 Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,588 posts
  • LocationFrom the North

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:22 PM

How about the Legion of St. George or the British Free Corps?
  • 0

#26 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:25 PM

SS Hanchar wore a fez like Tommy Cooper
  • 0

#27 wowtank

wowtank

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 1,265 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:35 PM

SS Hanchar wore a fez like Tommy Cooper


Just like that. Your go:)
  • 0
"We did our training with the old Colt machine gun, which had a big brass tripod. They fired about two rounds every bloody hour!"

Jack Edwards.

#28 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

What's the connection between a very large lump of rock at the Western end of the Med & the author of 'Storm of Steel' & why ?

PS . Can we keep any future questions off WW2. ;)

Edited by Owen, 19 December 2011 - 10:49 PM.
got west & east muddled up.

  • 0

#29 wtid45

wtid45

    Very Senior Member

  • Registered Users
  • 3,556 posts

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:41 PM

What's the connection between a very large lump of rock at the eastern end of the Med & the author of 'Storm of Steel' & why ?

PS . Can we keep any future questions off WW2. ;)

Ernst Junger..... served in North Africa with the French Foreign Legion.
  • 0
BORN BRITISH, WELSH BY THE GRACE OF GEOGRAPHY!

#30 Owen

Owen

    .

  • Super Moderators
  • 19,026 posts
  • LocationUnder the stairs

Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

That is the author but wrong reason.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users