The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 11 Feb 2011 22:50

hello, Waleed,

full points for identifying person "who1" as P. Loti,

SMS Novara .. sorry, but no, it´s a ship of the Imperial and not of the Austro-Hungarian (k.u.k.) Navy

further hint: afaik, persons #1 and #2 are not directly connected, but - by their names - via the ship in question

hint 2 of today ... the connection mentioned above exists with respect to one (special/definite) day/date

hint 3 of today: "who2" is not a European ...

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 12 Feb 2011 15:32

allright,

a further hint, as I just discovered a wikipedia mistake (ho,ho :lol: ):

in several sources/texts - I don´t know why - Pierre Loti`s surname is incorrectly spelled "Lott" ...

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 12 Feb 2011 16:42

I suppose you'll be telling us she later served as the USS DeKalb :?
Or was this just a trick hint to make me look for William P. Frye...?


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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 12 Feb 2011 16:48

Polar bear wrote: I just discovered a wikipedia mistake (ho,ho :lol: ):
in several sources/texts - I don´t know why - Pierre Loti`s surname is incorrectly spelled "Lott"
I can't find thoese Wiki pages with the error. Let me know which pages they are and I'll correct them. I like Wikipedia and I think it's important to clear up the errors when possible.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Feb 2011 00:16

hi, Waleed,
Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:I suppose you'll be telling us she later served as the USS DeKalb :?
Or was this just a trick hint to make me look for William P. Frye...?
2nd question, answer no, ... 1st question answer: yes, you are right, it´s S.M.S. PRINZ EITEL FRIEDRICH

over to you and your question treasure chest once again :milwink:

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Feb 2011 00:20

hi, Chris,
Chris Dale wrote: Let me know which pages they are and I'll correct them.
it´s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Prinz_E ... ich_(1904) and two more, just enter "imperial german navy" and "pierre lott"

thanks for your services + greetings, the pb
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 17 Feb 2011 12:41

Thanks Isbjörn!

A new question - Part of a monument to the dead.
Where is it and who are the dead?
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This is the center part opposite the entrance.

If needed more of it will be posted.


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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 17 Feb 2011 17:26

hi, Waleed,

are you sure that battle was after 1870 ("Imperial" only from January 18, 1871) ?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 17 Feb 2011 19:08

OOPS! Oh no - me fool - so sorry! My above post has been corrected
to a more suitable question within the timeline of this thread...
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 25 Feb 2011 16:13

hi,

after more than one week, what about a small hint ... the solution is well hidden (see below)

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 25 Feb 2011 17:33

OK!

One of four stories. Not as the Beatles song "She's leaving home"
but them leaving home in opposite directions! :wink:
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 26 Feb 2011 19:54

hi,

... these soldiers do not look German to me at all ... puttees instead of boots, different helmets ... ?

greetings, the pb
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 26 Feb 2011 20:48

Most certainly correct. Not the best description of the uniforms of the time,
considering who, what, when I somehow understand :wink:

So here's one more wall - two to go... :D
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 09 Mar 2011 09:40

hello, Waleed,

IMO it may be time to solve the riddle ...

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 09 Mar 2011 11:08

Hello Isbjörn an all!

A last hint as I hate solving riddles and questions... :)
I have submittet! :D

So here's the last little hint. The center piece opposite the entrance and two posted reliefs
are part of the circular monument seen in the middle of this picture.
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Some might now the park or the well known "summerhouse" (top middle).
In the woods to the left there are many German WWII bunkers (some still in use today!).
Over in the woods to the right there's an amusement park (not visible), a racetrack (top right)
and just visible a football (soccer!) stadium.
So which town might have all of this and the monument for the dead with the inscription 1914-1918.
And just for the record - Yes, Imperial German Army & Navy quiz as most of the names of the dead
on the walls are (what was considered to be) "Germans".


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