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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #560 on: 06 Nov 2019, 12:58 »
Baby Ruth?

Sweet Marie?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #561 on: 06 Nov 2019, 17:13 »
I'm pretty sure I saw this on a german mini-series... but alas I can't remember what the kids called it.  :-[
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #562 on: 07 Nov 2019, 02:35 »
Santas Sleigh?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #563 on: 07 Nov 2019, 22:46 »
Ponch came closest to the right solution, and therefore gets to ask the next question.

What I was acutually looking for was Raisin Bombers (German: Rosinenbomber) or Candy Bombers.

Wikipdia knows:

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Raisin Bombers (German: Rosinenbomber) or (in US English) "Candy Bombers" were colloquial terms Berliners gave to the Western Allied (American and British) transport aircraft which brought in supplies by airlift to West Berlin during the Soviet Berlin Blockade in 1948/1949.
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The name came from the fact that some pilots started voluntarily to throw sweets and candy (and, presumably, also raisins) on little tinkered parachutes out of the window to children lined up on the edges of the West Berlin airfields watching the planes. These actions were first attributed to American pilot Gail Halvorsen, nicknamed "Uncle Wiggly Wings", who began to drop chocolate bars he had attached handkerchiefs to while approaching Tempelhof Airport. Upon comprehensive coverage in the media, drops were ordered expanded by Lt. General William H. Tunner as "Operation Little Vittles".

While the regular suply of fuel and food kept the West-Sector of Berlin alive in 1948/49, the drops of candy can be atributed in no small amount to keeping morale and spirit alive and contributed to the general view of the western forces after WW2 as allies instead of enemies. Refering to the whole operation (not just the candy drops), General Lucius D. Clay said (again, quoting wikipedia):

"There is no practicability in maintaining our position in Berlin and it must not be evaluated on that basis… We are convinced that our remaining in Berlin is essential to our prestige in Germany and in Europe. Whether for good or bad, it has become a symbol of the American intent."


Over to you, Ponch.


Edit: Corrected a link
« Last Edit: 07 Nov 2019, 23:58 by Sinitrena »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #564 on: 07 Nov 2019, 23:42 »
He won every medal on the battlefield but never won the biggest award from the film set.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #565 on: 07 Nov 2019, 23:59 »
R. Lee Ermey?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #566 on: 08 Nov 2019, 00:04 »
Negatory, private Mandle!
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #567 on: 08 Nov 2019, 03:01 »
Hmmm... I guess I had a major malfunction...

Patton?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #568 on: 08 Nov 2019, 03:07 »
Nope. To narrow it down, this man is on the very short list of people who had both a medal of honor and a film career as a noticeably short cowboy.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #569 on: 08 Nov 2019, 04:38 »
Ronald Reagan?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #570 on: 08 Nov 2019, 10:26 »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #571 on: 08 Nov 2019, 11:18 »
Ronald Reagan?
The actor?!?

Hahaha, sure thing "future boy"... Whos the Vice President? Jerry Lewis?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #572 on: 08 Nov 2019, 13:16 »
Ronald Reagan?
The actor?!?

Hahaha, sure thing "future boy"... Whos the Vice President? Jerry Lewis?

 (laugh)  (laugh) (laugh)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #573 on: 08 Nov 2019, 21:37 »
Nope, it's not the Gipper. But this guy was a world War II vet.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #574 on: 08 Nov 2019, 22:48 »
Marion Robert Morrison?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #575 on: 08 Nov 2019, 23:45 »
Not on your life, pilgrim.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #576 on: 09 Nov 2019, 00:36 »
Funny, I did think John Wayne when you said short.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #577 on: 09 Nov 2019, 01:59 »
John Wayne was actually fairly tall. The war hero turned movie star I'm talking about was actually a little shorter than Tom Cruise.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #578 on: 09 Nov 2019, 11:44 »
Mickey Rooney?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #579 on: 09 Nov 2019, 13:38 »
I'm starting to wonder if you're taking this seriously.  :wink:
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