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Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday Quiz 3



Another Friday another three questions, lets see what you make of these

1. What was a brigandine?

2. Which general fought for both American and Polish independence?

3. In which war did the Commonwealth Division fight?

Answers will be posted at some point over the weekend. If you use a reference to help answer a question please mention it and good luck.

Answers.

1. A jacket lined with iron scales.

2. Tadeusz Kosciuszko: his services in the American War of Independence included building the fortress of West Point and he was made a Brigadier-General in 1783. In Poland he led the unsuccessful rising of 1794.

3. The Korean War.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Ian,
    Interesting spread of periods for your questions! My answers:
    1. Brigandine was a form of medieval armor where a material like leather or canvas had metal rectangles riveted into it. This would be worn over the upper body.
    2. Koskiusko fought in both American and Polish Wars of Independence.
    3. The Commonwealth Division fought in Korea in 1951.
    Regards,
    Jerry

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    1. I am using a book called The Military Quiz Book by John Pimlott for most of the questions (indeed all of them from the last three quiz's).

      All three correct, well done


      Ian

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  2. 1. A ship?
    2. No idea
    3. See 2 above.

    Woeful!

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    1. LOL, you scorred the same as me mate

      Ian

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  3. Yes, I thought, I actually know one! It's a ship... Then I reread it and noticed it was brigandine. But, luckily, I actually know what that is, too! :)

    1 out of 3.
    [no google]

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    1. One trots past me and Phil, what can I say?

      Ian

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  4. Only a google-less 1 out of 3 here...

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    1. Still better than me so well done

      Ian

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