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Re: HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY*

PostPosted:Mon May 30, 2016 6:17 pm
by Buzzie
Something to do with sinking ships?

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PostPosted:Mon May 30, 2016 9:28 pm
by wildrover
I'll guess given it's the 100th anniversary that they were all sunk at the Battle of Jutland..

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PostPosted:Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:58 pm
by Red Devil 66
Indeed, all battleships sunk in the Battle of Jutland. Over 6,000 lives lost by Britain alone.Quite staggering really!

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PostPosted:Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:01 am
by Haley
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PostPosted:Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:12 am
by wildrover
Cretaceous. Which 20th century US president is the only one to have formerly been president of a trade union?

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PostPosted:Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:44 am
by Red Devil 66
I have a vague recollection of Jimmy Carter and the Teamsters

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PostPosted:Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:25 pm
by wildrover
Not Jimmy Carter - I think he was a peanut farmer..

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PostPosted:Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:53 pm
by wildrover
The union in question went by the name of the S.A.G. and he was president of the union from 1947 to 1952.

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PostPosted:Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:45 pm
by Tallscot
Thanks for the prompt - Screen Actors Guild - it's gotta be Ronald Reagan!

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PostPosted:Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:26 pm
by wildrover
It is indeed Ronnie - wonder what he would make of Trump..

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PostPosted:Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:39 pm
by Tallscot
"Very successful attack this morning… All went like clockwork… The battle is going very well for us and already the Germans are surrendering freely. The enemy is so short of men that he is collecting them from all parts of the line. Our troops are in wonderful spirits and full of confidence."

A quote from whom about what?

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PostPosted:Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:32 am
by tonto
A guess at some fat arsed General describing the first waves/attacks at the Battle of the Somme?

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PostPosted:Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:45 am
by wildrover
If so it would probably be Earl Haig

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PostPosted:Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:58 pm
by Tallscot
Haig it was - you can see where the inspiration for General Melchett came from.

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PostPosted:Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:39 pm
by wildrover
Founded in 1866 in Tennessee by half a dozen former Confederate soldiers as a fraternal social club whose purpose was "ludicrous initiations, the baffling of public curiosity and the amusement of members" by the 1920s it had around 2 million members. How is it known today?