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Post by Davide Pastore » 30 Mar 2006 16:59

Hint #1: we are referring to a light cruiser. Italian boats sank four of them, all in the Mediterranean.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 31 Mar 2006 19:26

Hint #2: of these four, the smallest was the Greek Helli, sunk by Delfino on 15 August 1940. The other three were Royal Navy.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 01 Apr 2006 08:26

Hint #3: then we have the near-twins Calypso (by Bagnolini, 12 June 1940) and Cairo (by Axum, 12 August 1942). So there is only one cruiser left, she is...?

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Post by Davide Pastore » 02 Apr 2006 09:12

Hint #4: a Dido-class unit.

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Post by Robb » 04 Apr 2006 12:32

Hello Davide,

Would it be the HMS Bonaventure sunk by the Italian submarine Ambra south of Crete 31st March 1941, while escorting a convoy from Greece to Alexandria.?

http://www.world-war.co.uk/index.php3

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Post by Davide Pastore » 04 Apr 2006 17:20

Affirmative. Correct answer.

Your turn

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Post by Robb » 05 Apr 2006 07:32

Greetings from Downunder Davide,

Thank you. I hope you don't find this too easy :wink: An interesting bit of trivia none the less!

New question:

I was one of the LT's involved in the Human Torpedo attack in Alexandria, Egypt. I was responsible for the heavy damage done to the ship, which was under the command of Capt. Charles Morgan. In March of 1945, The Italian Crown Prince awarded me a Gold Medal, the highest decoration for my service. Ironically, it was the now Admiral, Charles Morgan who pinned it on me in Taranto, Italy!! I am .....?

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Post by Davide Pastore » 07 Apr 2006 03:22

I don't want to monopolize the thread, but alas...

The man was Tenente di Vascello Luigi Durand De La Penne
http://www.marina.difesa.it/storia/movm ... VM6040.htm

In the same ceremony the same medal was awarded to his mate Capo Palombaro di 3a Classe Emilio Bianchi
http://www.marina.difesa.it/storia/movm ... VM6014.htm

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Post by Robb » 07 Apr 2006 11:10

Hi Davide,

Correct of course - rather ironic wasn't it! :D I got from Commando Supremo which I find quite good (and in English too!).

Don't worry about monopolising this quiz - it was left for others for a couple of days :?

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Post by Davide Pastore » 07 Apr 2006 21:14

New question. Identify the vehicle below.

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Post by JeffreyF » 09 Apr 2006 17:12

Autocarretta 36 per trasporto personale.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 09 Apr 2006 19:27

Bingo!

Over to you

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Post by JeffreyF » 11 Apr 2006 05:30

What was the name of the FIAT variant of the Sdkfz7?

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 11 Apr 2006 10:46

JeffreyF wrote:What was the name of the FIAT variant of the Sdkfz7?
Hello !! :)

Simple...is Semigingolato "Fiat 727" :wink:

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Post by JeffreyF » 11 Apr 2006 15:57

correct

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