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Discussion in 'The Tanks in World War 2 quiz section' started by Commando, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Commando

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    Hi

    I thought I would start a quiz with everything relating to WW2.

    The first question is: Who was the one man, apart from the generals in the British High command who virtually could have called D-day off?
     
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    The senior weather forecaster -- Gp Cpt Stagge

    I used to have a copy of his book "Forecast for Overlord" when I was studying Meteorology many moons ago

    And I think Ike might have had a word or two about the "British High Command"
     
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    Good one. :D Your turn to ask a question now.
     
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    What / When / Where was Totensonntag?
     
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    I know it is a German word, and I know that sonntag is the German word for Sunday, but the rest of it I wouldn't now what it meant. :-? Give us a clue.
     
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    Well the Totenkopf means Deathshead, so Totensonntag would presumably mean something like Death Sunday.
     
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    Good work, Simon,
    Keep on with that general line
     
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    Your turn Simon. :D
     
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    Er.. I'm still waiting for an answer to my question
     
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    The last Suday before Advent, this year is Nov23rd..Service of the Protestant Church but what's it got to do withWW2? (No that is not a quiz question.)
     
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    Merlin, if I told you the Bays missed it by less than a month, would that help you?
     
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    OK Tom, I know you want the answer of the massacre of the British tanks in N.Afrika, the date escapes me, the Germans named it 'Totensonntag' 'the Day of the Dead' but they took the name from the service of the Protestant church which is on the last Sunday before Advent. This year should be Nov.23rd.
     
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    Sidi Rezegh, Nov 21st 1941

    Quiz to Merlin
     
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    Simple ..what was a 'four by two'?
     
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    I have no idea where it got the name but (thank you, George MacDonald Fraser) it is a piece of cloth you pull through your rifle barrel to clean it
     
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    It came off a length of cloth 4" wide, marked by a red line every 2", ripped off and yes, used as pull-through. thank you.
    (Also Army slang ...a forby was a Jew.)
     
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    I knew it was slang for a Jew. But did not know of the pull through.
     
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    David. The pull-through was a piece of cord about a yard long with a tubular brass weight at one end and a loop at the other, 4" x2" went in loop and weight dropped down barrel.
     
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    Ossie, by a coincidence the battle at Sidi Rezegh must have happened on Totennsontag. It's like 'chicken and egg', which came first.
     

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