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Post by phylo_roadking » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:08 pm

...whom the Nazis offered to ransom, and were told to "feck off" I believe? Jakob later died in a concentration camp.
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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:16 pm

Hehehe, what a fight between Pro Riddlers! :D

And I must give the victory to... Paul! :up: It's indeed Yakov Dzhugasvili, son of Josef, the Man of Steel.

Sorry Phylo... Stalin's brother: no!, Stalin's relative: yes!, Stalin's son: yes! The name of the Son...?


Here's some other photographs (all from http://www.corbis.com). Apparently the US held information about Jakob's death secret until the late sixties... The last picture showing the supposed corpse after being murdered or commited suicide "by guard". There is also rumoured that the germans tried to prison exchange Stalin's son against GFM Friedrich Paulus after the defeat at Stalingrad but that Stalin refused with the words "why change a soldier with a Field Marschall"...


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Your turn Paul,

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Post by Paulus II » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:25 am

Thank you Krollspell.

Indeed a simple a riddle it was but stille it managed to confuse someone :D :wink:

Now after all those black and white photo's showing either weary people or metal machines I think it's time for something more colourful and cuddly. To begin with at least.

There is a connection between this building:

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and one of these animals:

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Find the connection..............and win the riddle :!:

Have fun,

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:52 am

:D Would that be "Voytek, The Iranian Soldier-Bear"?

Found this by entering Monte Cassino and Bear into google...
BANG! The Iranian Soldier-Bear of Monte Cassino! :shock:
http://www.iranchamber.com/podium/histo ... r_bear.php
And here's an interesting Polish site!
http://www.vbservices.co.uk/baczor/html/wojtek.html

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Post by Paulus II » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:59 am

Yup, that's the one Waleed.

Your second source is the one I used.

Not to difficult this one but I thought it would be fun in its own way. Poor thing ended it's days in the Edinburgh zoo. One source mentions it usually kept away from the public except when it's former comrades in arms came to the zoo and spoke Polish too it.

May I add that the first to solve this riddle wasn't you but the 'Great Phantom Riddler' :D , a man to busy to really participate but does do the odd bit of riddlesolving! 8)

Anyway...over to you Waleed!

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:47 am

Thanks Paul & Google! :D

Too bad I'm up against the "Great Phantom Riddler" though... :(

Here's another easy one. Who is this officer?
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Hint: something to do with... BIG BANG! :shock:

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Post by IRONHORSE » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:42 am

Lt. Joseph Kennedy Jr.?

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Post by phylo_roadking » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:48 am

LMAO I don't think Waleed had the sort of "banging" the Kennedys are famous for in mind when he came up with that clue, however!!!
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Post by phylo_roadking » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:51 am

But Ironhorse beat me to it....

Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.

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Post by IRONHORSE » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:13 am

PHYLO
Carry on i have no scanner nor the research material to post anything.
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Post by phylo_roadking » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:24 am

Waleed?
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:25 am

No! Not that sort of BANG at all :D :D
- although they were known for it!

Yes, Lt. Joe Kennedy Jr. is correct. Blew up in a PB4Y Liberator
together with John Willy and 21,150 lbs of Torpex :shock:
US Radio-controlled Big Bangs. Not a success though!

Image source: http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/PoliticsEtc
A better account of the events: http://www.aviationmuseum.net/Joe_Kennedy.htm

Over to you Phylo as requested by IRONHORSE


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Post by phylo_roadking » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:38 am

Okay...cracks knuckles...its taken me a LONG time to find this picture....

The grinning man in the middle invested one of WWII's most "legendary" weapons. He received a royalty for each one produced, thousands of them....but in the end saw very little profit. Then again, he hadn't done it for the money....

Who is he?

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Post by phylo_roadking » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:42 am

TWO verbal clues....

Does anyone recognise the location? it's one of the most famous "military" and "sporting" locations in the world....

Does anyone recognise the awards on his blazer?

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Post by IRONHORSE » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:45 am

John C. Garand.?

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