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Friday, 15 February 2013

Friday Quiz 3

It's time for some modern questions, remember you can use the internet to help with the answers but if you do just let us know in the answer.

1. Where did the Tiger beat the Rabbit?

2. Which two countries fought the Soccer War?

3. In which conflict did the first helicopter assault from the sea take place?

4. What did the Butt Report of August 1941 prove?

5. According to British Army legend, what is the most dangerous thing in the world?

6. Where did the multi-national Dunsterforce serve at the end of World War I?

7. Which medal was known to it's recipients as the Order of the Frozen Meat?

Well I got two this time so I stay way down on average, but can you do better?


  1. 3. Had to be Korea and had to be the Yanks.
    5. Dysentery.
    7. The Eastern Front Medal because the winter in Russia was so brutal in 1941 and 1942.

  2. 1. no idea
    2. Paraguay and Argentina (1930s?)
    3. Malaya (guess!)
    4. British bombers missed the target in 90% of cases (even when the target was a city)
    5. Tamsin is right, I seem to recall
    6. Thessaloniki/Macedonia (guess)
    7. I think it had something to do with the Falklands War

    again, from the top of my head. I think I'll do worse than before this time.

  3. 1. The Ring
    2. Honduras and Guatemala
    3. Korea
    4. Someone had noisy gas
    5. A Lieutenant with a map, and Captain with a plan and a Major with an Idea
    6. Dun
    7. Joke to off-color to post

  4. 6. It was in Russia wasn't it? Maybe on the west side of the caspian sea?

  5. 7. The Iron Cross.

    I'm fecking terrible at these, I need to cheat!

  6. Good grief, I thought this would be my week. Instead I can only answer one:

    6. Russia.

  7. I looked up #3 - because I was curious - it was Royal Marines at the Suez!

  8. 2. El Salvador and Honduras.
    3. I would've said Korea, but Tim's answer sounds right.
    6. The Caucasus. The plan was to secure the Armenian oil fields so they wouldn't fall into the Bolsheviks' hands.

  9. OK here are the answers

    1. Malaya, 1941-42: The Japanese commander, Yamashita was known as The Tiger; his opponent, Percival was nicknamed The Rabbit.

    2. Honduras and El Salvador.

    3. The Anglo-French landings at Suez in 1956

    4. The inaccuracy of the RAF night-precision campaign against German targets; only a third of the bombs were being dropped within five miles of the aiming-point.

    5. An officer with a map.

    6. At Baku in Azerbaijan under Brigadier-General Lionel Dunsterville.

    7. The campaign medal awarded to all German soldiers who were on the Eastern Front during the winter of 1941-42.

    So lots of correct answers if not all by the same person. Oh and Mike I know how you feel.