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    Default #182 Weekend Quiz 4U “the enemy within”

    This time it is really a “weekend” quiz, a quick and - I think/fear/hope - quite easy one. Here it is:

    Two cousins fought against their cousin, and all fought against the same enemy.

    I want to know the names of the cousins and of the enemy.

    Have fun and a wonderful and healthy weekend.
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    King George V
    Tsar Nicholas II
    Kaiser Wilhelm II

    But I bet its not that easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisey View Post
    King George V
    Tsar Nicholas II
    Kaiser Wilhelm II

    But I bet its not that easy
    You have lost your bet, cruisey, as you are correct, very good.
    And now the enemy, please.
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    My guess for the common enemy is the Bolsheviks

    The British involvement in the North Russia Intervention after the revolution
    The German offensive Operation Faustschlag
    The October revolution, Civil war & Execution of Nicholas

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    cruisey, I am glad to see you here but also glad that it seems that this is no "10 minutes quiz".

    I am sorry, NO.
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    And that was my best shot !

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    I was wondering if the Spanish Flu, an enemy of all the countries, hit the Tsar's family before they were executed but found nothing in a quick web search. I didn't remember reading anything in the biographies but thought maybe I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwellons View Post
    I was wondering if the Spanish Flu, an enemy of all the countries, hit the Tsar's family before they were executed but found nothing in a quick web search. I didn't remember reading anything in the biographies but thought maybe I missed it.
    As far as I remember the Emperor´s family was not hit by the Spanish flu. I once made a quiz with the topic final days of the Romanovs and I think I would have mentioned the flu if the family had been infected.
    But here the Spanish Flu is not the enemy.
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    If the cousins were all Roosevelts that would make the enemy the Axis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Murvihill View Post
    If the cousins were all Roosevelts that would make the enemy the Axis.
    Sorry, David, that is not the answer.
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    Poor Spanish getting the blame for a flu that didn't necessarily originate there. Just that their news wasn't censored during the Great War.
    Some implicate the US and there are other candidates suggested for its origin.
    The event involving an enemy would have to be after May 1910 and before July 1918. Balkan Wars.
    Can I retract on the Balkans. The politics in that region was tortuous but not that convoluted. So I would prefer China at the time of the 1911 Revolution, please sir.
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    KH, would the common foe be the Chinese in the Boxer Rebellion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    Poor Spanish getting the blame for a flu that didn't necessarily originate there. Just that their news wasn't censored during the Great War.
    Some implicate the US and there are other candidates suggested for its origin.
    The event involving an enemy would have to be after May 1910 and before July 1918. Balkan Wars.
    Can I retract on the Balkans. The politics in that region was tortuous but not that convoluted. So I would prefer China at the time of the 1911 Revolution, please sir.
    At least today, and I think 100+ years ago it was the same, each and every flu comes from China. I can´t help thinking that Nature believes "too many people on this old earth".
    As for the quiz: The enemy first was known as friend, but then increasing numbers of people recognized him as being bad.
    It was not in the Balkans and not in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    KH, would the common foe be the Chinese in the Boxer Rebellion?
    Miller Tyme, the enemy is not connected with the Boxer Rebellion, sorry. I think, those days the enemy was still a friend.
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    If it was George V then the earliest date is May 1910 and latest for them to combine would be August 1914, so if correct what are we missing during that period?
    Just musing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    If it was George V then the earliest date is May 1910 and latest for them to combine would be August 1914, so if correct what are we missing during that period?
    Just musing.
    Very good, staffy, at least it began then in ernest.
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    Wadai War?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Murvihill View Post
    Wadai War?
    Sorry, David, NO. The French did also fight against this enemy, but just a little.
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    Could the common enemy be the Turks in the 1st Balkan War. The Russians supported the Balkan League openly, while the Brits and Germans, though leaning pro Turk, worked behind to support the Bslkan League.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    Could the common enemy be the Turks in the 1st Balkan War. The Russians supported the Balkan League openly, while the Brits and Germans, though leaning pro Turk, worked behind to support the Bslkan League.
    Sorry again, NO.
    In fact the answer is much easier.
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    The Battle Against Starvation or threat of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    The Battle Against Starvation or threat of?
    You are much nearer, staffy.
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    6th Cholera Epidemic of 1910 - 1911?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwellons View Post
    6th Cholera Epidemic of 1910 - 1911?
    Sorry again, NO, nwellons, go nearer to WW1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh View Post
    Sorry again, NO, nwellons, go nearer to WW1.
    The encephalitis pandemic of 1915?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    The encephalitis pandemic of 1915?
    Do not think in the common sense of "enemy", it is nearer than the enemy on the battlefield and no illness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh View Post
    Do not think in the common sense of "enemy", it is nearer than the enemy on the battlefield and no illness.
    Well the only other "common enemy" I can think of for all 3 was trench rats.

    Good luck all, I'm out of ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    Well the only other "common enemy" I can think of for all 3 was trench rats.

    Good luck all, I'm out of ideas.
    Again NO, sorry, but I am VERY sure that you know and perhaps even like the enemy.
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    French 75 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny View Post
    French 75 ?
    A NO again.

    Another hint: Many if not most soldiers liked the enemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh View Post
    A NO again.

    Another hint: Many if not most soldiers liked the enemy.
    Alcohol ?

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    Enemy of the establishment but not of the serviceman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny View Post
    Alcohol ?
    YES, Denny, you got it, congratulations, I mean the battle over alcohol in WW1.
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    Default “The Enemy Within”, Part 1

    #182 Weekend Quiz 4U, “the enemy within”



    This quiz needs a headline and I thought about “family war” and “the enemy within” or “the battle over alcohol in WW1”.
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    Well, we'll have to drink to that - you really had us going on this one, cheers.

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    After the last hint I thought Gonorrhea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh View Post
    #182 Weekend Quiz 4U, “the enemy within”



    This quiz needs a headline and I thought about “family war” and “the enemy within” or “the battle over alcohol in WW1”.
    When KH said it was something I enjoyed I wondered if it was alcohol, because boating wasnt a big issue in the trenches of France .
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    I actually researched the French vineyard disease this morning, but it was mid 1800's & far too early so I looked elsewhere, little did I know I was on the right path

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffy View Post
    Well, we'll have to drink to that - you really had us going on this one, cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Murvihill View Post
    After the last hint I thought Gonorrhea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    When KH said it was something I enjoyed I wondered if it was alcohol, because boating wasnt a big issue in the trenches of France .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisey View Post
    I actually researched the French vineyard disease this morning, but it was mid 1800's & far too early so I looked elsewhere, little did I know I was on the right path
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    Militarily, Alcohol, in it's various forms were often used to make water drinkable. I think the French army issued 2 canteens with such intent.
    Issuing the Rum/grog/beer ration for the British military was usually at stand to, and a good reason many would show up in a timely manner, besides the water drinkabilty use.

    Previous to the 1860's, in the Navy, a man who could brew beer was valued, as only drinkable water will brew.


    Personally ,I havent been drunk in 20 years, and its not bad at all.

    Great one, KH.

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    Many thanks, Caribou!!
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    Default “The Enemy Within”, Part 2

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    who presented them with 42 grandchildren.
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