WWII Quiz - Page 71




 
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May 8th, 2006  
Dean
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
Wainwright tried to limit the surrender to his forces on Corregidor, but Homma insisted that surrender include all U.S. forces in the islands. Convinced that the lives of the 11,000 men left on Corregidor would be unusually endangered, Wainwright finally capitulated. On 8 May he sent a message to General Sharp, commander of the Visayan-Mindanao Force, ordering him to surrender. Sharp complied and in turn ordered his scattered forces, then preparing to fight on as guerrillas, to surrender. Some units refused at first to comply, but one by one they followed orders. Many individuals, however, escaped to carry on the fight as guerrillas. By 9 June, almost all commands had surrendered.
source: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/brochures/pi/pi.htm
You have the date, and with that, I'll give it to you. The funny thing, and the fact that I wanted to underline is that some of those scattered forces were on Leyte, Negros and Samos, where Japanese forces had never landed. These formations were ready and willing to fight on, but the surrender order was clear and binding. After everyone verified its authenticity (some were hand-delivered) the surrender took effect. There were, however, one or two battalions that never surrendered. They did not fight on, but it seems that most if not all of the troops were Filipinos, and they simply returned to their homes. On to you again, Tomtom.

Dean.
May 9th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
What was the code name of the The First Campaign of the Desert War December 1940 – February 1941?
May 10th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Operation Compass?
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May 10th, 2006  
Dean
 
 
There were a few ops going on at the time. The German operation was called Sunflower, and the Allied ops were Breach and Canvas.

Dean.
May 10th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Operation Compass?
Right.
Your turn.
May 11th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Thanks!

What was the operation by Japanese in Singapore during WWII which ended up killing lots of innocent Chinese called?
May 11th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Do you want the Japanese name?
May 12th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Any thing will do.
May 13th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Wow! You are easy.
May 13th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
The Sook Ching massacre (肅清大屠殺) was a systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among ethnic Chinese Singaporeans by the Japanese military administration during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, after the British colony surrendered in the Battle of Singapore on 15 February 1942 during World War II. Sook Ching was later extended to include Chinese Malayans.
The term sook ching (肃清) is a Chinese word meaning "a purge through cleansing". Ironically, the Japanese also described the incident as such, although term daikenshō (大検証), lit. "great inspection" is also used. Although the term "Sook Ching" appeared as early as 1946, it was not commonly used in the Chinese press or other publications until the 1980s.