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Mandle

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #580 on: 09 Nov 2019, 15:39 »
I'm starting to wonder if you're taking this seriously.  :wink:

Hey... Im just going off the clues and not googling anything...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #581 on: 09 Nov 2019, 15:40 »
We don't spend as much time with cowboys as you do, Mr Cow.

Most of us have to go off what we learned from Die Hard.

Roy Rogers?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #582 on: 09 Nov 2019, 15:45 »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #583 on: 10 Nov 2019, 02:15 »
Roy Rogers?
TRIGGERED!!!
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Okay, how about this clue: He once played himself in a movie about how he won the Medal of Honor.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #584 on: 10 Nov 2019, 05:53 »
Okay, with a bit of research...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #585 on: 10 Nov 2019, 09:23 »
You're probably right, given the photo in his Wikipedia page, where he has more medals on his jacket than buttons: (laugh)

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I've seen him in a bunch of films, but I didn't remember his name. Nor knew about his medals. Nor that he was a veteran. Thinking about it, I knew very little about him...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #586 on: 10 Nov 2019, 17:08 »
Audie Murphy it is. Hell of a good soldier. His PTSD made a wreck of his later life though.

Anyhoo, it's Mandle's turn now.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #587 on: Yesterday at 04:40 »
OK Mandle, give us something good...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #588 on: Yesterday at 11:44 »
By pretending he had never read a letter he most likely saved humanity. (or, as with most history, so the story goes)

Who was he and what was the circumstance?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #589 on: Yesterday at 12:24 »
Stanislav Petrov? The Russian man who refused to launch a nuclear attack during the Cold War? Although I'm not sure that a letter was involved.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #590 on: Yesterday at 14:05 »
Yeah Cold War has got to be connected to the answer if we're talking about destruction of humanity. If an attack was ordered, it's unlikely to have occurred after the installation of the nuclear hotline between the Soviet Union and the US in the early 1960s. So...the answer must be someone operating as, or connected closely to, Secretary of Defence (or the Soviet equivalent) between 1945 and 1960. Can anyone name these people? (I can't!)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #591 on: Yesterday at 15:36 »
Stanislav Petrov? The Russian man who refused to launch a nuclear attack during the Cold War? Although I'm not sure that a letter was involved.

Not the answer I was looking for, but I must look into the story of this man... He saved us all!