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Friday, 30 October 2015

Friday Quiz 18



Friday does seem to come round real quick, shame I still have four more work days before a day off LOL

1. What natural event event helped defeat Kublai Khan's 1281 invasion of Japan?

2. At which battle did Gustavus Adolphus die?

3. Which Confederate general ended his days as president of the Georgia Military Academy?

4. Which boy sailor won a posthumous Victoria Cross at the Battle of Jutland (1916)?

5. The Russian's had the Stalin Organs but what did British troops call the German Nebelwerfer?

Answers some time early next week.

It's still Monday and I get the answers out, how is that possible?

1. A great storm, known as the kamikaze (Divine Wind).

2. The Battle of Lutzen in 1632.

3. General Daniel Harvey Hill.

4. Boy (1st Class) John Travers Cornwell of HMS Chester. His citation read
"the instance of devotion to duty by Boy (1st Class) John Travers Cornwell who was mortally wounded early in the action, but nevertheless remained standing alone at a most exposed post, quietly awaiting orders till the end of the action, with the gun's crew dead and wounded around him. He was under 16½ years old. I regret that he has since died, but I recommend his case for special recognition in justice to his memory and as an acknowledgement of the high example set by him."

5. Moaning Minnie's though as has been suggested other names will have been used that are rather less printable.

Thanks again for all who have joined in again this week.


12 comments:

  1. 1, Tsunami.
    2, Lutzen.
    3.
    4.
    5. Moaning Minnie.

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    1. Good guess for number 1 but a little wide of the mark. Two points is good going though.

      Ian

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  2. 1. A typhoon (or Kamikaze "Divine Wind")
    2. Lutzen
    3. (pass)
    4. John/Jack Cornwell
    5, (pass)

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    1. Three good answers and I bet you knew number five but could not pull it out

      Ian

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  3. Just the answers for 1 & 2 this week

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    1. Seems 2 is the going rate for most of the answers so on par

      Ian

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  5. 1. The Kamikaze - Divine Wind, presumably the result of a decent Vindaloo!
    2. Lutzen (not the one in 1813)
    3. D.H. Hill - not A.P. Hill who didn't suffer from smacked arse syndrome, but could be a Premiership sulker ;O)
    4. .Jack . . . er couldn't remember his surname :O(
    5. Moaning Minnie (amongst other things!)

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    1. I will give you Jack as he seemed to be known as both, almost the full set and way better than I would have managed

      Ian

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  6. 4. Jack Cornwall or Cornwell is what I recall from memory. When I was a kid I saw a drawing of him at his post in the Times Illustrated History of the Great War and wanted to die heroically like him.
    5. I'll go with Moaning Minne as well, though perhaps some chaps called it that thing that Werfs Nebels. 😉

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    1. The things we think as children eh? I can see the attraction indeed

      Ian

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