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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #480 on: 29 Aug 2019, 02:11 »
Who said: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" ?

Admiral Byrd?

or

John F. Kennedy?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #481 on: 29 Aug 2019, 02:17 »
No. This was during the American civil war.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #482 on: 29 Aug 2019, 02:44 »
They had torpedoes then?!

How steampunk!

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #483 on: 29 Aug 2019, 03:02 »
Apparently that's what they called mines in those days.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #484 on: 29 Aug 2019, 04:53 »
Apparently that's what they called mines in those days.

Ahhhh, makes sense!

I was imagining them either winding up little clockwork torps or little steam-powered ones with their chimneys sticking up out of the water.

Either of which would have been awesome!

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #485 on: 06 Sep 2019, 19:58 »
Another hint, Jack?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #486 on: 07 Sep 2019, 12:57 »
They had torpedoes then?!

How steampunk!

Interestingly enough, they had submarines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Hunley_(submarine)
Years ago I've seen a documentary about it.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #487 on: 07 Sep 2019, 20:41 »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #488 on: 07 Sep 2019, 21:34 »
And I learned about that in the most unlikely places...
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #489 on: 08 Sep 2019, 14:19 »
Perhaps Jack's account has been locked? I think there was some drama involving him in another thread.

Someone please jump in with a new question. We can revisit Jack's when he's next available.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #490 on: 18 Sep 2019, 17:55 »

Well in the meantime here is a new question. If Jack want his guess first then i'll delete it.


What nation attacked his own army  the night of 30 November, and why?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #491 on: 19 Sep 2019, 00:27 »
Would that be Germany's false flag "attack" where some German soldiers dressed up as Polish soldiers and pretended to attack a German unit, which gave Hitler his "excuse" to invade Poland?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #492 on: 19 Sep 2019, 06:40 »

It happened the 30 november? But it's not what I had in mind.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #493 on: 19 Sep 2019, 07:11 »

It happened the 30 november? But it's not what I had in mind.

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I don't know when it happened.

Also, shouldn't the question be "What nation attacked its own army  the night of 30 November, and why?"

Is the answer "America" and the reason "The Civil War"?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #494 on: 19 Sep 2019, 09:15 »
Is it Mao having to call in the army to help chill out his fanatic youth red guard during the Cultural Revolution?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #495 on: 19 Sep 2019, 12:28 »

Not USA, not China.


Also, shouldn't the question be "What nation attacked its own army  the night of 30 November, and why?"


Thank you Mandle, my english is not very high!  :-[

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #496 on: 19 Sep 2019, 13:50 »
Was it France attacking Napoleon's army?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #497 on: 19 Sep 2019, 16:28 »

France is correct. But not the period.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #498 on: 19 Sep 2019, 22:42 »
The French Resistance attacking French soldiers who were cooperating with the Nazis?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #499 on: 20 Sep 2019, 07:53 »

Not nazi involved.

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