General Military History Quiz

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

  1. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Correct! :)

    That was fast. I thought it would take a little longer.

    You're up.

    Dave

    In all fairness, I came across this book not too long ago so it was still rattling around in my head :lol:
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    Now on to my question:

    He inspired a movie starring Gary Cooper and has quite the "double barrelled" nickname. Kosher answers only please. ;)
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  3. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Jonathan L. "Scotty" Scott?
     
  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Morris "Two Gun" Cohen.
     
  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Morris "Two Gun" Cohen.
    Right you are!
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    Morris Cohen is the man in the white suit on the right in this picture which also includes Chiang Kai-Shek and Sun Yat-sen.

    Morris Cohen (adventurer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen was a WW1 veteran, bodyguard to Sun Yat-sen, Chinese general, SOE operative and all around interesting guy.
    The movie "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) starring Gary Cooper was inspired by Cohen, though the main character was changed to an Irish American

    Over to you
    Mark
     
  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Just thought i would post a question while waiting for TTH to post one.

    A close confidant of King Charles 1 was William Harvey. Harvey is famous for an important discovery he made. What exactly was his discovery ?
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Just thought i would post a question while waiting for TTH to post one.

    A close confidant of King Charles 1 was William Harvey. Harvey is famous for an important discovery he made. What exactly was his discovery ?

    In his book, De Motu Cordis (On the Motion of the Heart) he wrote and was first to accurately demonstrate the circulation of blood through the body.
     
  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Over to you Geoff
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Next question over to anybody so we can keep the Quiz going!
     
  11. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Sorry, I was busy all day yesterday.
    Who was "The Wizard of the Saddle?"
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

  13. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Bingo. He almost my favorite Confederate, despite his obvious flaws. Your turn, Spidge.
     
  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I am off to work.

    Question open to anyone.
     
  15. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    OK, I will try one. Which of his officers did Robert E. Lee refer to as "my Bad Old Man"?
     
  16. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Jubal Early?

    (Also a character in the sci-fi series Firefly)

    Roxy
     
  17. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Jubal Early is a character in a sci-fi series? That's pretty neat, actually. He was colorful enough to have a TV series of his own. And your answer is correct of course, so over to you.
     
  18. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Which English knight had the opportunity to end a battle before it began when he spotted the (almost) unarmed 'leader of the opposition? He got a battle-axe to the head for his trouble.

    Roxy
     
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Sir Henry de Bohun at Bannockburn.
     
  20. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

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