A Quiz!

First World War 1914-1918 from the German perspective.

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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:11 am

Bella donna! Thank you!

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:40 am

For further clues, please go to: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=17626&p=205995#p205995

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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:44 pm

Now I am confused!! The photo of the beautiful Sophia is clouding my judgement and thought processes :shock:
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:55 pm

Well, Sophia The Magnificent was married to Carlo Ponti and Carlo's first wife's last name was Fiastri, so we are looking for a Ponti or Fiastri????
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Doktor Krollspell » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:43 pm

Hello John!

Well, she had a sister you know... :wink: Who was married to...? One of the sons of Waleed's Mystery man! So Ponti is the wrong italian road to go down...
John W. Howard wrote:The photo of the beautiful Sophia is clouding my judgement and thought processes :shock:
Yes, she is known to do that! :wink:


The Mystery Man of Waleed's Double Quiz/Riddle is one of the most (in)famous men in the 20th century... An as such, very easily recognizable!


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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:14 pm

O.K. Sophia's sister was Anna Maria Scicolone, who was married to Romano Mussolini, son of Benito Mussolini. The mystery man must be Benito Mussolini himself. I hope I am correct, because the little gray cells are getting tired :wink:
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:44 am

BRAVO JOHN, BRAVO!

Yes, Benito as an allied 1917 soldier with facial hair and practising the well known Il Duce pose :D
After initially writing on numerous occasions against the war in the socialist paper Avanti, Mussolini relented and he and his class were called up in August of 1915 for active duty.
Although his military record was unremarkable, it was without blemish and it has been suggested that he may have been prevented from moving further along in the ranks due to his ongoing political agitation in various periodicals. Mussolini's military experience is told in his work Diario Di Guerra. Overall he totalled about 9 months of active, front-line trench warfare. During this time he contracted paratyphoid fever. His military exploits ended in 1917 when he was wounded accidentally by the explosion of a mortar bomb in his trench. He was left with at least 40 shards of metal in his body He was discharged from the hospital in August 1917 and resumed his editor-in-chief position at his new paper, Il Popolo d'Italia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini

You win at last! :up:


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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:33 pm

Well, with enough prodding even a Chimpanzee is able to accomplish minor tasks :D The fact that Benito fought in WWI is new to me; I knew of his early political activities but not that he fought in the trenchs. A very informative quiz indeed!!
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:37 pm

Hello Gents:
A new quiz has been delayed due to the fact that I have been very busy, and I am having a rather nasty time trying to upload a photo to our site; bear with me.
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:41 pm

Uuuh! Sounds good!
Need any help in posting picture...? 8)

Looking forward to a good riddle.


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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:05 pm

Hello Waleed:
Yes!! Help, Help, Help!! I would like to post the image w/o having to link to a photo on PhotoBucket or something like that. Any help would be massively appreciated :oops:
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:48 pm

If the image is on your hard drive, simply press the "Upload attachment" below. Find and choose the image on your PC and press "Add the file". When finished with message submit!
Try with a preview first and see how it comes out. Should work, works for me!

If the image is somewhere on the net, I would suggest downloading it first, rename the file and post it as shown above
If you don't rename... @{ Usually Guessed in a jiffy! :evil:


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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:23 pm

Hello Gents:
At last I have found the time to post a new quiz: The young man found at the link below was active in WWI and became famous in his own lifetime. Let the guessing begin :D
http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk45 ... TTJPEG.jpg
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by Doktor Krollspell » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:55 pm

Well then, I'll start with an obvious thought/question... Was he German?

John's mystery man
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Re: A Quiz!

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:01 pm

Hello Herr Doktor:
Thank you for the help posting the image. Our mystery man was not German!!
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