WW2 Trivia - Page 26




 
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Boots
 
September 18th, 2008  
Papashah41
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Ok something easy, who commanded the Russian Central Front during that battle of Kursk.
I hope I'm not mistaken, but I believe the answer is General Konstantin Rokossovsky.
September 18th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papashah41
I hope I'm not mistaken, but I believe the answer is General Konstantin Rokossovsky.
Indeed it was.


January 30th, 2009  
Mayser
 
 
since there hasent been a post since september ill start this thing off again....

Question:
Name the Sniper who registered over 300 kills and name the award that person earned in the soviet union.And lastly, there was a song written about them, who was the singer??

Hint...they were in the soviet union of the war....
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Boots
January 30th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Major Lyudmila Pavlichenko 307 confirmed. Hero of the Soviet Union also awarded a scoped rifle by Winchester Model 70.

Woody Guthrie wrote the song.
January 30th, 2009  
Mayser
 
 
so not cool...but yes thats correct, on the award part, i was looking for the medal/award... sry didnt specify well enough...but ill still give it to u
January 30th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Gold Star= Hero of the Soviet Union
February 9th, 2009  
Mayser
 
 
u know it! take it away
June 5th, 2009  
48th highlanders
 
Who were the "cockleshell heros " and what did they do ?

Jim B. Toronto.
June 6th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 48th highlanders
Who were the "cockleshell heros " and what did they do ?

Jim B. Toronto.
The Cockleshell Heroes were Royal Marine Commandos. These men got their nickname as the canoes they were to use were nicknamed ‘cockles’. After months of training, they were ready to set-off for their target – except that none of them knew what their target was. This was only made known to them once the submarine HMS Tuna had surfaced off of the French coast.

Their target was the harbour in Bordeaux. They succeeded in sinking one ship and severely damaging four others and doing enough damage to greatly disrupt the use of the harbour for months to come. Such was the significance of the raid, that Winston Churchill said that it helped to shorten to World War Two by six months.

2 of the 12 commando's had to cancel the operation because of damage to their boat, of the other 10 only 2 made it back to UK alive.
June 6th, 2009  
48th highlanders
 
britinafrica :

A great example of a "small unit action " that had a result far beyond what most people would expect from 10 men in folbots. A classic RM attack , still taught to current day RM recruits, as a part of their history ,

That brings me to this one...........How long in weeks is the RM basic training course for new recruits ?

Jim b. Toronto.