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    I'll start:

    There was an appraisal made in Sept 1914 by a German officer who decided that the positions of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd German Armies were untenable. At that time, the Germans were about 30 or so miles from Paris and withdrew to the lines which were to become the trenches. Who was that officer?
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    helmuth von moltke?
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    • #3
      sorry, not moltke. it was some general staff officer named hentsch.
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      • #4
        Correct, it was Lt Col. Hentsch.
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        • #5
          An easy one:

          Who was the commander of the BEF in 1914?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dannybou
            An easy one:

            Who was the commander of the BEF in 1914?
            Mr. French (the same guy that was the butler in the late 60's television series "Family Affair" as portrayed by Sebation Cabot)

            no, really the guy's name was French.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fenrir
              Mr. French (the same guy that was the butler in the late 60's television series "Family Affair" as portrayed by Sebation Cabot)

              no, really the guy's name was French.
              Correct. OK someone else?
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              • #8
                yeah, I know I'm stinkin' up the thread with my half baked postings........so what.

                In 1914 all the khaki dye for British uniforms was manufactured in what country?
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                • #9
                  complete guess here: Brazil?
                  "If my theory of realitivity is proved true, then France will declare me a citizen of the world and Germany will call me a German. However, if it is proved untrue, then France will call me a German, and Germany a jew."

                  -Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Inida, perhaps?
                    "The U.S. has broken the second rule of war. That is don't go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don't march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself." - Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery referring to the Vietnam War

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                    • #11
                      I beleive General Monty is right. I think khaki dye was made in India.
                      There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. -Henry Kissinger

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                      • #12
                        sorry fellas....I was gone all weekend.

                        According to my source, the khaki dye was made in Germany.....

                        I will admit, i do remember reading something about khaki dye being made in india....perhaps that was earlier...for the Boer War or Boxer Rebellion....
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                        • #13
                          I am going to sticky this thread everybody! Who wants to go next?
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                          • #14
                            I guess I will start, who was the commander of German Forces in German South-East Africa?
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                            • #15
                              Paul VON LETTOW-VORBECK
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