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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:31 am

Well, as long as it stays in the Party...
Who cared as long as they gave birth. All for the Party, lets Party :D

Found it while searching your Reg. 73 and thought it would be a funny
and maybe tricky riddle to some :wink:

I have a good one but will hold back and give someone else a chance first
so as the Doktor said
so... Kanzel, Magnus, Paulus II, Mr. Roadking, Njorl etc. etc... Go for it Hit us until we're blue in the face!

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Post by Magnus » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:29 am

OK, let's see what you make of this...

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Who is this person and what is he known for?

Good luck Gentlemen!

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:42 am

Hello Magnus!

I'll start the bets with a qualified quess...

He's an american...? Could it be Audie Murphy???


For starters,

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Post by phylo_roadking » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:55 am

Audie Murphy? Well, he IS pint-sized!!!
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Post by IRONHORSE » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:58 am

BILL MAULDIN?

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Post by Magnus » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:36 am

Here is another picture.

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Yes he is an american. He served in Italy and after the war left the army at the rank of first liutenant.

What he did after that is what he is known for, that too is related to the military.

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Catch 22?

Post by kanzel » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:38 pm

It's quiet here Magnus, we're all stumped so I'm taking one of my wild guesses.

Is it Joseph Heller, auther of "Catch 22"?

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Post by Magnus » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:04 am

Good morning kanzel.

It's not Heller but the person did become known for his fictional work about the military.

One of the charachters is a sexist and inept brigadier general.

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Post by Paulus II » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:12 am

Aha!! He is Mort Walker creator of the Beetle Bailey comics :D

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:30 am

You found him Paulus! :?

Loved those comics as a kid.
Found this: http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_walker.htm
Maybe same link as Magnus used, but no harm in posting it twice.


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Post by Paulus II » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:12 pm

Yes, I found him!! :D
And a difficult search it was!
But sheer luck helped a lot in the end 8)

I'll wait for Magnus to give the 'all clear sign' before I post the next riddle though

Cheers,

Paul

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Post by Magnus » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:47 am

Hello all and sorry for the delay, I've had some troubble getting onto the forum. Every time I tried it has been down.

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As Paul correctly stated it is Mort Walker of Beetle Bailey fame. I have a ton of these comics in a closet somewhere :D

"My military career is almost a comic strip in itself." , that's the way he describes his time in the army. Full story can be found in the link Waleed posted or in the second link at the bottom of this post. There are also some photos he took while in Italy and some drawings, click on the sketchbook link at the botom of that page.

Over to you Paul.

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http://mortwalker.com/
http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_walker.htm
http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/co ... /about.htm

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Post by Paulus II » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:00 am

Thank you Magnus.

Excellent riddle that was! I had almost forgotten about Beetle Bailey but did read a lot of the comics in years gone by 8)

So here's a new riddle, probably not too difficult.

The Luftwaffe gentleman in the middle:

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What is his name and what is known for?

Happy riddling,

Paul

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:02 am

Looks alot like...
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in his Fallschirmjäger uniform. :D


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Post by Paulus II » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:25 am

Indeed it is him Waleed!

Well done, even if it was a simple one :wink:

Here is Max Schmeling again, fully kitted out and on his way to action:

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Beat Joe Louis, never wanted to be used a propaganda "item", entered the Fallschirmjäger, got wounded in Crete and sold Coca Cola after the war.
How's that for a career :shock:

In my view a great man who chose his own path through life.

Over to you Waleed!

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