WWII Quiz - Page 154




 
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January 23rd, 2008  
perseus
 
 
Excellent link 'The other Guy' I couldn't find information as comprehensive as this and far better than the answer I have available!


and by what means was it scuppered: The First Sea Lord, Admiral Dudley Pound, added conditions requiring that Russia stay out of the war and that the cooperation of Norway and Sweden be firmly established. Fearing the destruction of the raiding force, Admiral Pound also demanded the preservation of British naval superiority in the North Sea without the vessels assigned to the raid. Still another condition required that the R-class battleships would be recalled for convoy escort if German surface raiders broke out into the Atlantic.

Despite Churchill’s arguments and agitations, the conditions raised by the Admiralty pushed the operation toward abandonment. Churchill’s portrayal of this scene in The Gathering Storm glossed over this administrative resistance to his plan, but an influential quorum of top admirals considered Catherine too risky for their valuable battleships. Their subtle administrative resistance delayed the preparations for the operation and eventually forced its postponement when not enough time remained before the spring of 1940 to transform the R-class battleships into the armoured turtles.

As for the Bonus "the single casualty of Catherine was Captain V H Danckerts, Naval Staff Director of Plans, sacked almost certainly because of his trenchant criticisms of the scheme (reflected in Pounds memoranda)" p.96 Engage the Enemy More Closely, Correlli Barnett

Go on, The Other Guy your turn, we have been trying to get more people involved in this quiz
February 1st, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
okay, question coming soon...
April 21st, 2008  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
hurry up TOG, and The cooler king where have you gone my friend! i miss all the old people
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April 21st, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Well we did set a 2 day time limit on questions so if you or anyone has one they want to ask the forum is open.
April 21st, 2008  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
After which battle did the Japanese never win a single battle again?
April 25th, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 
Midway.........
May 5th, 2008  
greenricho
 
What was the Gothic Line?
May 6th, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 
The Allies in Italy attacked the new German defensive line--the Gothic Line (Massa-Rimini fortifications). It was constructed by Kesselring in the Northern Appenines Mountains (August 1944). It was the most heavily fortified position the German prepared in Italy. After the fall of Rome (June 4, 1944), the Germans retired to this new defensive line, a heavily fortified belt some 16 km deep, extending from south of La Spezia on the west coast, through the Apuan mountains and the Apennine passes, and then down the Foglia valley to the Adriatic Sea between Pesaro and Cattolica.
source: http://www.histclo.com/essay/war/ww2...2i-gothic.html
and: http://members.tripod.com/~aries46/gemmoliv.htm
May 6th, 2008  
greenricho
 
Bloody brilliant job tomtom22, your dead right
May 7th, 2008  
greenricho
 
What is the Shaggy Ridge?