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Thread: Nightbomber's Historical Quiz

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    Let the (hard) fun begin, chaps.

    I want to thank you all for the good I received here in this gang of Forum friends.

    The winner of the Quiz will get the prizes I mentioned here:
    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...ebration-start!

    The rules of engagement:

    I am going to take you through the ages of my country's history.

    1. Identify the event or battle from Polish history depicted on the paintings. Identiifcation means: The event/battle and a year it happened in just one sentence.

    2. The first full set of answers in email sent to: nightbomber.as@gmail.com counts. Please do not PM through Forum mailbox.

    3. I will send the box with prizes worldwide, free of charge.

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    Here we go.

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    5.


    6.


    Good luck everybody!

    Andy.
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Hi Andy
    I have the question numbers but not the Questions/images!
    Where do I find them please?
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Hi Reg, it is strange, I see them clearly, but ok, in a minute you will find them in my album...
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    Now the pics may be also seen in my album with the same numbers.
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    Hi Andy
    Just went back onto the drome site and refreshed and there they are! Strage things these computers!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Guess i'm too late by now to send in the answers but an excellent intro into Polish history for me .
    Paul


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    Late to the party but have submitted my answers anyway.
    Great history lesson, Andy.

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    Trouble with Google Image Search is that it takes about a minute to track down all the answers for this

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    Too late to add my twopenny worth, shame.
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    Number Five has me stumped - ah well, better minds than mine......I shall keep looking!

    Great stuff here, Andrzej - interesting historical details about your homeland - some I was already familiar with, and others I knew nothing about!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    This was fun Andy - probably way too late but sending my answers in anyway - the last one caused me a few headaches.

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Trouble with Google Image Search is that it takes about a minute to track down all the answers for this
    You must have a much better Google than me David. I only managed to identify 1. and 4. and had taken so much time (started late anyway) on those two that I gave up on the rest. It was an interesting exercise though..
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    didn't try but interested in results. Reason I would still be looking for Polish history . Conp skill at sub beginner level

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    Just picked up on this due to the Time Zone Problem.
    Will take a look later today as I have a Busy one happening.

    Good luck chaps!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Just picked up on this due to the Time Zone Problem.
    Will take a look later today as I have a Busy one happening.

    Good luck chaps!
    I know it must have been an issue for my AU-NZ friends, but it could not be fixed - I am very sorry, Barry!
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    Thank so much those of you who took the challenge and sent the answers!
    I did not expect so many full and correct ones
    Many thanks for the time you spent to grab a piece of knowledge of my country's history.

    ...and the winner, the fastest and the most correct one is...

    Teaticket!



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    A very special thanks and congrats go to Nicolas, AKA Barkmann.
    Nicolas, your set of correct answers came down TWO MINUTES after Peter's ones.
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    Congratulations Pete and unlucky Nicholas - will you share the answers with us please Andy?

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Here go the correct answers, chaps:

    1 The Battle of Grunwald, First Battle of Tannenberg or Battle of Žalgiris, was fought on 15 July 1410 .


    2 Prussian Homage: Albert of Brandenburg and his brothers receive the Duchy of Prussia as a fief from Polish King Sigismund I the Old, 1525.


    3 The Battle of Klushino 1610.


    4 Jan III Sobieski Sending the Message of Victory to the Pope After the Battle of Vienna 1683.


    5 October 9, 1779, during the Battle of Savannah Count Casimir Pulaski was mortally wounded.


    6 Miracle on the Vistula, battle for Warsaw 1920.

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    Oh no! Congrats to Peter!!! I stopped the research to lunch, maybe if I didn't I would have won. It doesn't matter though, congratulations Peter and enjoy the prizes!!!
    Thanks


    Nick

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    I was late to the whole party, never mind. Anyway, it was a hard quiz, so congratulations to Peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkmann View Post
    Oh no! Congrats to Peter!!! I stopped the research to lunch, maybe if I didn't I would have won. It doesn't matter though, congratulations Peter and enjoy the prizes!!!
    Thanks


    Nick
    Two minutes, sorry about that! That sure was close, you should not have stopped for lunch! I didn't think I had a chance as I didn't start until ~10:30 EST.

    Thanks Andy for a challenging contest! When I found the answer to #5 I was pleasantly surprised. The city next to where I grew up has a Pulaski Hall in honor of one of the heroes of the American Revolution. When I was young there was a large Polish community there.

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    No worries. Looking foward to some future quiz!

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    Well done Peter Pulaski was indeed a hero of the Revolution, ( or minor dispute amongst the Colonies ) and as we Trekkers know the Chief medical officer on the NCC1701 D


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Great quiz, Andrzej. Missed it by far, but it was enjoyable.

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    Thanks to all who participated or just read the thread.
    I am happy I could draw your attention to some paintings and events we cherish here and that - surprisingly - have some international dimension like Pułaski's death.

    What worries me is that Peter will judge my mediocre painting skills on this Me 163 . Having seen his paintjobs this year in real I just can not compete...
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Congratulations Peter. I looked and did get 1,4,6. Thought 5 was the war with Sweden because of the type of uniforms. I looking for the answers I now know why Poland was so fought over. Seems everyone want a piece of the Grand Duchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Well done Peter Pulaski was indeed a hero of the Revolution, ( or minor dispute amongst the Colonies ) and as we Trekkers know the Chief medical officer on the NCC1701 D
    The first naval engagement of the AWI is claimed by my hometown of Fairhaven. There is still standing the old Fort Phoenix that protected the opening to Fairhaven and New Bedford harbor. (then called Dartmouth) In this first battle two ships were recovered from the British and some prisoners taken. Of course the British did not take kindly to this and soon after took the fort and torched New Bedford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Thanks to all who participated or just read the thread.
    I am happy I could draw your attention to some paintings and events we cherish here and that - surprisingly - have some international dimension like Pułaski's death.

    What worries me is that Peter will judge my mediocre painting skills on this Me 163 . Having seen his paintjobs this year in real I just can not compete...
    Your ME 163s and 262s are inspiring and have probably helped sales for those models....which I now have to get. Thanks for helping spend my $!

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    Answered correctly but realized after I sent them that I missed adding the date on a few.
    By the time I started it was already over anyway, but it was an interesting exercise.


    Congrats, Peter - enjoy that Komet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    I know it must have been an issue for my AU-NZ friends, but it could not be fixed - I am very sorry, Barry!
    No apology needed Andy.
    Its the price one pays for living down here in the Great South Land.

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    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Answered correctly but realized after I sent them that I missed adding the date on a few.
    By the time I started it was already over anyway, but it was an interesting exercise.


    Congrats, Peter - enjoy that Komet!
    Many thanks for your interest, Pete.
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    The Komet has landed. Now to go to the post office to pick it up.

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    I'll be back in an hour with the unboxing show!

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    It's been a while since Andy put on his quiz. Here afre a few photos of the prizes supplied by Andy.

    Since the prize is an 'Air' game (and miniature) I think they air dropped it to my P.O.
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    Good thing Andy used adaquit amounts of packing. Items were undamaged.
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    The game looks interesting. My wife has already told me to get on it and learn the rules so we can play!
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    And then the miniature...
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    Thanks you very much Andy for your generousity.

    Does winning this contest get me a 'Contest winner' medal?

    I think the winner should host the next contest so I will put one together for a February quiz date.

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    Wonderful stuff here, Peter! So pleased you've received your just reward...

    Great shot of the B-24 and Me-163...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Great prizes there, Andy.
    You're a lucky man, Peter



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