Hareball wrote:
- Yes, its WWII trivia time again! See if you can get
- all 10 correct. I'll post the answers tommorrow.
-
- 1) I was born in Weissach, near Stuttgart on 19
- April 1922. My mother was a pilot, as was I after
- joining the luftwaffe when I was only 18. I flew
- 1400 missions. I was shot down over russia once,
- taken prisoner, then escaped while being
- transported. Who am I?
-


a completely wild guess at erich hartmann

- 2) A naval cruiser has a compliment of 2 8in/50
- MkVIII guns. What does the number 50 represent?


god knows - the barrel length?

- 3) What was the british aircraft that crippled the
- massive German battleship, the Bismarck?
-


Fairey Swordfish

- 4) What was the first Aircraft carrier lost by the
- RJN? For an extra point, what battle was it lost in?

dunno - midway -

- 5) After a remarkable counter-offensive in northern
- africa, Rommels Afrika Korps failed to take which
- port city?

Tobruk

- 6) Roughly how many people died in WWII, including
- military and civilian losses? (within 1 million
- people)

55 Million (some say 56 )

- 7) The British Expenditionary Force (BEF) was forced
- to evacuate from what town on 4 June, 1940? For an
- extra point, how many soldiers were rescued?

Dunkirk - 350,000
-
- 8) Hitler had a famous saying concerning his planned
- attack on Russia, operation barbarossa. 'We have
- only to kick the door in, and the ....'. Complete
- the quote.
-
whole rotten structure will come crashing in.

- 9) Who was the German General in command of
- 'Operation Merkur', the airborne invasion of Crete ?


dunno

- 10) I was born in London in 1887. I had an unhappy
- childhood and was beaten by my Mother. I led a
- Division of the British Expeditionary Force in
- France, but my fame grew when I took command of the
- Desert Rats and scored a famous victory at the
- second battle of El Alamein. Who Am I?

Monty ?
-
- Good luck!

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- We should have all the generalizing extremists taken
- out and shot.
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