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Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by Magistr, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    Sorry for the picture quality but the setting is historically significant as well. I want the ship and possibly also the setting that was the most significant of her long career.

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  2. RAM

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    Well, it looks like some americans bringing back some precious treasure from abroad.
    Is it the remains of "der F├╝hrer" going to the Smithsonian?
     
  3. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    The ship is almost certainly British, Commonwealth or, a third navy under their command. Unfortunately between my eyesight and the photo I can't make out the troops uniforms etc for sure. My guess is Dunkirk and the ship has something to do with that.
     
  4. TiredOldSoldier

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    You are both far off the mark.
    She is another "ship of many names and flags" and was serving at the time as the flagship of a major anphibious operation.
     
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    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    It might be the old Italian cruiser Bari ex-German Pillau ex-Russian Muraviev Amurski.
     
  6. TiredOldSoldier

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    Correct it's the Bari in Bardia in November 1942 when serving as flagship of the force sent to occupy Corsica after the Torch landings (Operation C2).
    The troops in the foreground are freshly landed Italian forces.
     
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    The sign "Hangar No. 5" on the building to the left tells us that the picture must be taken in some english speaking country.
     
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    Hangar is spelled exactly the same way in French, but pronounced differently, and the No 5 stands for Numero 5 not number, a British sign is more likely to be N.5 .
     
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    ..and I took classes in french for a year and a half..:eek:

    Well, this is too far fetched for me, the stage is yours, Chief!

    RAM
     
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    Watch your language, please RAM.

    And edit your post.
     

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