General Military History Quiz

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Owen, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    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 ?
     
  2. Alan Allport

    Alan Allport Senior Member

    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
     
  3. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Tom Harrisson.

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

    Lee F
     
  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    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?
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ( Just a reminder we can spread our wings abit & ask questions from any period not just WW2 )
     
  6. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Cee, it was not Rochus Misch......good guess but try again ;0)
     
  7. Alan Allport

    Alan Allport Senior Member

    Wilhelm Mohnke.

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

    Best, Alan
     
  8. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    Major General Stanley?

    Pirates of Penzance

    ATB

    Simon
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Answers should be certified correct by the person posing the question before you post a new question otherwise the thread becomes a mess.
     
  10. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Sir Garnet Wolseley was the inspiration for the Model of a Very Modern Major General
     
  11. Alan Allport

    Alan Allport Senior Member

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

    Very good!

    Best, Alan
     
  12. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Which Airborne commander of WWII could be considered the 'Godfather' of the SAS, LRDG and PPA?
     
  13. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    and Alan was correct with his answer...

    Lee F
     
  14. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

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

    Lee F
     
  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  16. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Nope Stirling is the wrong answer - a clue he is Arnhem related
     
  17. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Which Airborne commander of WWII could be considered the 'Godfather' of the SAS, LRDG and PPA?
    Shan Hackett.
     
  18. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Correct - Shan Hackett was the GS(R) 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.
     
  19. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Why is there a naval crown on the colours....... of the now almalgamated Royal Regiment Of Wales.
     
  20. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    69th Foot being called up as marines?
     

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