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Name that battle QUIZ

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  1. Che_Guevara

    Che_Guevara New Member

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    Hey Tim,
    during the easter offensive in ´72, the ARVN destroyed many T-54s at An Loc, when they attempt to enter the city without their infantry escort, so the SV soldiers could destroy many of ´em with their LAWs


    A destroyed ZSU 57 at An Loc

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    To you answer, it´s wrong but interessting to know, I´ver never heard of it before. :wink:

    Regards,
    Che.
     
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    Che:
    Thanks for sharing.
    I've never seen that particular photo before. It appears to be based on the chassis of a T-55.

    Tim
     
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    Yes so it does, it´s a ZSU-57 this picture showing some of em, while they taking part in the battle of saigon 1975.

    http://vietnamresearch.com/armor/zsu57_3.jpg

    Regards,
    Che.
     
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    Which Battle was known as the Battle of the Bees ?

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    Che.
     
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    B ot B

    Tanga 1914. German East Afrika ??
     
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    Re: B ot B

    Yep, that´s it, you got it lad, your turn if you like.

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    Che.
     
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    Can we have some background on this interesting-sounding battle?
     
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    Well, this Battle was fought between General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and General Arthur Aitken on November 3 - 5, 1914. The German Empire had nearly 1000 soldiers against 8000 british (mostly indians). The battle started with the arrival of the HMS Fox at the harbor of Tanga, coz its Capt. F.W.Cauldfield was send to the german commander to cancel an armistice in the colonies. He just meet a german official, his name was Auracher, who fooled Cauldfield with the false reason that he has to consult his chief first, however he left Tanga and informed Lettow-Vorbeck. He also told Capt. C-field that the whole harbor of Tanga is mined, so the british Corps decided to land three miles north of Tanga in a miry mangrove forest. General Atiken failed to recon the terrain and so he landed with one british Northlancashire-Regiment and eight indian regiments, the Kashmir-Rifles. The morale of the indian soldiers was not so good at all, coz they were at sea for more then 16 days and coz of the secrecy they were not allowed to leave the ships. The british troops first faced just some small german units, supported by rifle clubs out of the Usambara. The Gros with General Lettow-Vorbeck ahaed, arrived in the night of the november 4th, so there were at least 1100 german (mostly askaris) soldiers, who defeated their british opponents.

    The British Empire lost:
    756 KIA, 487 WIA, ca 250 MIA
    16 Machineguns, more then 600.000 rounds of ammounition

    The German Empire lost:
    61 KIA (54 of them were Askari) BTW there is no memorial for them, although they fought so bravely for Germany, a shame, guess even if the Nazis would have demount it.
    81 WIA

    The Battle of Tanga was known, as the Battle of the Bees, coz when Atiken retreated, his troops where hassled by very aggressive swarms of bees
    General Atiken was ordered to England again, remoted to a Colonel and retired with the half of his pay.

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    Lad!!!

    Lad! Lad! I'm older than your Opa, Bub!
     
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    Re: Lad!!!

    Not really pal :grin: :wink:
     
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    Pal

    True! I'll concede to that, if your grandparents are still alive and served on the Russian Front they are older than me!
    But don't call me 'Pal'.
     
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    Re: Pal

    Yep, unfortunately not, it´s allright didn´t want to sound respectless merlin. :wink:

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    I thought this thread would be the ultimative burner, but... :D

    Time to revive:

    Name the battle, which resulting in the first death of a British fighter pilot in World War II and the first plane downed by a Spitfire?

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    Battle of Barking Creek -- a slight misunderstanding involving a Hurricane squadron heading south meeting a Spit squadron heading north...
     
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    yeah, u got it, your turn :wink:
     
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    "I fought at land, I fought at sea
    At hame I fought my auntie o"

    What battle does the next line of this verse refer to?
     
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    ..wasn´t that a famous song ?
     
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    The use of 'hame' implies a Scottish origin for the song...
     
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    Yes to both questions....
    (sorry, real life kept me away last week)
     
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    Crackerjack???
     

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