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 Henk » 10 Mar 2011 18:18

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 11 Mar 2011 08:44

Hello Henk!

Location is correct. Actual name of the park is Mindeparken "Memorial park"
with the Royal summer residence "Marselisborg Slot" (top/middle building) overlooking
the monument, public park and Bay of Aarhus.

The circular monument is for those Danes who fell in WWI - on both sides, but...
As most of the fallen were actually Danes from the southern part of Jutland, or as the Germans would
say "northern" part of Germany (Slesvig-Holsten / Schleswig-Holstein) and drafted/forced to fight on
German the side it is mostly (locally) considered as a monument to those who fell for Germany.

The reason for the "non resemblance" of uniforms/helmets is not known by me but I would imagine
Denmark being neutral at the time and having had men fight on all sides, symbolized this by simply
having "uniformed soldiers" depicted.

The walls of the memorial bears a total of 4140 names and about 3900 of these were from southern Jutland.
The monument was inaugurated in 1934 and the four reliefs are, as already shown "the march to war"
with Mother Denmark, symbolized by the mother saying goodbye to her children marching off in
opposite directions. The second is "The fighting" (brother against brother). The last two (not shown) are "Peace"
were fellow Danes reunite as one again and the "Homecoming" to Mother Denmark, symbolized by
the nurse taking care of the returning wounded/dead.
For all the pictures: http://dendigitalebyport.byhistorie.dk/ ... umentID=15
Press the "Se alle 10 billeder" under the picture.


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

Post by Polar bear » 12 Mar 2011 10:54

hello, Waleed,

I spent a lot of time looking in Germany and Austria :roll:

Although correct by definition, you were skating on thin ice :lol: , especially after the dropped question ... :milwink:

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

Post by Henk » 12 Mar 2011 13:33

In 1915, the commander of this U-Boot:

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escaped from this camp:

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Where was the camp located?

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Post by Henk » 21 Mar 2011 12:22

The escape of Oberleutnant zur See Schmidt wasn’t very successful.
Just after a week he was caught again and transferred to the officers' camp in this old fortification:

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Post by Henk » 03 Apr 2011 13:40

The barracks have long since disappeared…

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So it appears that the question may be too difficult to answer…

Let’s therefore focus on the location of the fortification.
It was designed in the 17th century as a defense against French attack…
It still exists…

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Should be easy…

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Post by Henk » 10 Apr 2011 15:16

In 1917, Walter Schmidt got the company of two other U-Boot commanders: Oskar Steckelberg and Cassius von Monigny.

But not for long. Although they had given their word of honour that they would not attempt to flee, these two officers escaped to Germany.

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

Post by Marcus » 11 Dec 2011 21:25

Anyone willing to help get this moving with a new question?

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Post by Chris Dale » 11 Dec 2011 21:57

Go on then... what was the name of the barracks used by the Bavarian Leib Infantry Regiment in Munich?

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Post by Polar bear » 11 Dec 2011 22:38

hi,

Türkenkaserne http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCrkenkaserne

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Post by Chris Dale » 11 Dec 2011 23:04

Correct!!!

Your question PB!

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

Post by Polar bear » 12 Dec 2011 15:40

hi,

not too difficult: name the outstanding combined arms operation of the German Imperial army and navy in WW I.

hint: it´s the name of a former RN ship, too

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

Post by AVV » 13 Dec 2011 11:42

Hello!
Operation Albion?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Albion

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

Post by Polar bear » 13 Dec 2011 15:19

hi, Aleks,

yes, of course.

over to you, once more ...

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

Post by AVV » 15 Dec 2011 16:44

Thanks!
Who is this general?

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