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Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday Quiz 12


OK after Roy's great questions last week here are another five from me. As always feel free to use references to get the answers but if so please let us know what you used

1. Which English King's army was defeated by the Vikings in 991AD at the Battle of Maldon?

2. What US General had Vinegar added to his name?

3. Name the South American country in which the War of a Thousand Days was fought from 1899 to 1902?

4. What was Operation Cobra the code name of during WWII

5. What was the name of the British destroyer sunk on 25th May 1982 during the Falklands War?

Lets see what you make of these, answers after the weekend

Answers.
1. Aethelard the Unready, they sure know how to punish you for eternity when you fail to win.

2. Vinegar Joe Stillwell, a US General who served in the Chinese/Burma/India theatre and got his nickname for being rather caustic.

3. Republic of Columbia, it was a civil war that the Conservatives won, albeit at great cost in lives and economy plunging the country further into debt and crisis.

4. Part of a number of operations designed to break out from the bridgeheads of Normandy.

5. Sheffield Class HMS Coventry.

Some great answers this week, glad the questions went down so well.

14 comments:

  1. 1. Athereld the unready
    2. No idea
    3. I think Columbia
    4. Something to do with the Americans in Normandy, but i can't remember any details
    5. HMS Coventry

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  2. 1.?
    2. Vinegar Joe Stilwell?
    3.Peru?
    4. Breakout operation from Normandy?
    5. Sheffield?

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    1. Two right and close on the last one, you got the class of destroyer rather than name of the ship, not too shabby.

      Ian

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  3. 1. Aethelred the Unready

    2. "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (looked up to make sure I was right)

    3. Colombia (had to look up this one - glad I did as my guess was wrong!)

    4. American breakout from Normandy towards Brittany in 1944

    5. HMS Sheffield

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    1. Close to full marks but tripped up the same way as Fran

      Ian

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  4. Some great questions, I know 1,2 and 4. Can't for the life of me remember the name of the ship and haven't a clue about the 1000 days War!!! Google here I come!

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  5. Only 2 and 4 this week. Love the quizzes.

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    1. Two is not a bad score most weeks to be fair. Glad you like the quiz

      Ian

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  6. 1. Pass
    2. Pass
    3. Pass
    4. Something to do with the US Army and breaking out from Normandy/Cherbourg Peninsula, I think. 1944 Northern France, anyway.
    5. Pass

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    1. You got the one you answered right, some great wargame scenarios can be made from this operation

      Ian

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  7. Got em all, but number 3. Nice spread of Ouestions.

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    1. I think one and three were the hardest of them all so getting one was good work

      Ian

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