WWII Quiz - Page 167




 
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January 1st, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
spread their crops with hormons or somthing?
January 1st, 2009  
papasha40
 
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Originally Posted by perseus
OK, here is another one whilst we are waiting

Who suggested an 'innovative scheme' in April 1943 which was destined to kill at least "half a million German men", and was described as "promising" by some of the worlds top scientists working in th US. What was the plan?
This question has got me completely stumped. Would you be giving too much away to answer this question? Was the person a scientist?
January 1st, 2009  
perseus
 
 
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This question has got me completely stumped. Would you be giving too much away to answer this question?
It was a plan to poison the German food supply with radioactive material by Enrico Fermi, supported by Oppenheimer and Teller. The head of the Manhattan project Groves was familiar with the idea since he was involved with a team of scientists concerned about Germany doing the same to America.

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spread their crops with hormons or somthing?
strange you should mention this

Stanley Lovell a 52 year old chemist had a range of ideas for neutralising Hitler including spaying a female hormone on his beets and carrots. The idea was that the German people would loose confidence in the Fuhrer when he developed a high pitched voice and breasts!
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January 1st, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
dident he already have a high pitched voice? can i ask the next question?
January 2nd, 2009  
papasha40
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
It was a plan to poison the German food supply with radioactive material by Enrico Fermi, supported by Oppenheimer and Teller. The head of the Manhattan project Groves was familiar with the idea since he was involved with a team of scientists concerned about Germany doing the same to America



strange you should mention this

Stanley Lovell a 52 year old chemist had a range of ideas for neutralising Hitler including spaying a female hormone on his beets and carrots. The idea was that the German people would loose confidence in the Fuhrer when he developed a high pitched voice and breasts!
Great question perseus. That is definatly going down in my Mad Scientist notebook.
January 2nd, 2009  
perseus
 
 
Please go on Sherman as far as I am concerned
January 2nd, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
What tank was nicknamed after a common cigarette-lighter, and what cigarette lighter was it nicknamed after?
January 2nd, 2009  
papasha40
 
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Originally Posted by SHERMAN
What tank was nicknamed after a common cigarette-lighter, and what cigarette lighter was it nicknamed after?
The Sherman was called the ronson becuse of its incendiary qualities. Unfortunatly the Sherman brewed up more than most other tanks of the period. The Germans called them Tommy cookers.
January 2nd, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
yes. that was an eas one.
January 2nd, 2009  
papasha40
 
This is another easy one.

What was the name of the battleship that was running her trials at Brest when the French were defeated in 1940. After escaping to North Africa, she went to Dakar. There, she was attacked by a motor launch which dropped 4 depth charges under her stern. She was then attacked by torpedo bombers on the 8th of July. Though crippled she used her15in guns to defeat another attack.

When she re-fit she joined the home fleet at Scapa flow. After a re-fit at Casablanca she went to the East Indies and eventually Indochina after the war.