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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Paraguay & Spain...........

    Which German vessel was scuttled off the port of Montivdeo to avoid being captured by the Royal Navy?
    Was that the Bismarck, or was that WWI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriBronc View Post
    Was that the Bismarck, or was that WWI?
    Bismark was WWII, but it wasn't scuttled it was sunk by two ships. I think King George was one maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    Bismark was WWII, but it wasn't scuttled it was sunk by two ships. I think King George was one maybe?
    Yup, just reading about that...I should've known better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    Bismark was WWII, but it wasn't scuttled it was sunk by two ships. I think King George was one maybe?
    King George V, and the Rodney, along with a couple of heavy cruisers and some destroyers, including a Pole IIRC..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    Besides Switzerland, name another 2 other neutral countries in WWII.
    one is certainly sweden. as my grandpa and many others in the resistance had to escape to them "cowards"..... a lot of elders still hate swedes since they didnt help us up front. They did help us "undercover" though.

    I had to look it up though....

    Some of the countries that were neutral in WW2 were Sweden, Switzerland and Paraguay.

    Less famously: Lichtenstein, Monaco, Andorra, Turkey, Nepal, Afghanistan, Yemen, Bhutan, Spain, Portugal.

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    No European country remained neutral. Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland all worked to some extend with the Axis.
    Bad input! Completely mixing up things, neither Sweden nor Switzerland worked together with the Axis. Nowadays it has been proven that some industrials and bankers of those countries (they weren't the only ones) did deals with germans. There were clashes from 1939 to 1945 between german and swiss fighters... doesn't really sound like cooperating, does it?

    Although Portugal did continue trade with the Axis during the war, they also allowed the Allies to use certain airfields within their jurisdiction for operations against the Axis Powers.


    There was one other European country that remained neutral in WWII: the Republic of Ireland.
    NB Ireland did not become a Republic until 1948.
    Switzerland allowed German troop trains to transit Swiss territory.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_count...in_World_War_2

    didnt know about Paraguay. Didnt even know that so many South American countries must have been into it?
    Thanks for making me look up a good question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    King George V, and the Rodney, along with a couple of heavy cruisers and some destroyers, including a Pole IIRC..............
    CA's (Heavy Cruisers) Norfolk and Dorsetshire. HMS Dorsetshire finished her off with a spread of Torpedos.

    Scuttled off Montevideo was Graf Spee, after action with HMS Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles.

    What was the Royal Navy airstrike in 1940 that inspired the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor? If you know the ship that launched it I'll buy you a virtual pint (Hint - I used her for a sig for a few weeks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    CA's (Heavy Cruisers) Norfolk and Dorsetshire. HMS Dorsetshire finished her off with a spread of Torpedos.

    Scuttled off Montevideo was Graf Spee, after action with HMS Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles.

    What was the Royal Navy airstrike in 1940 that inspired the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor? If you know the ship that launched it I'll buy you a virtual pint (Hint - I used her for a sig for a few weeks).
    Fairey Swordfish off HMS Illustious attacked the Italian fleet at anchor in Taranto, sinking 3 battleships & a cruiser.

    In May 1943, Lancaster Bombers from 617 Squadron attacked dams on the Eder River in Germany, using a specially designed bomb...............what made the bombs so unique?
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    A WW2 adn computer trivia question.

    One very famous computer scientist was ordered the order of the british empire after being quite instrumental in cracking the enigma code. The most famous AI test is also bearing his name. What is his name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Fairey Swordfish off HMS Illustious attacked the Italian fleet at anchor in Taranto, sinking 3 battleships & a cruiser.

    In May 1943, Lancaster Bombers from 617 Squadron attacked dams on the Eder River in Germany, using a specially designed bomb...............what made the bombs so unique?
    The "Dambuster" - looked like an oversized garbage can full of explosives, they skipped across the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    The "Dambuster" - looked like an oversized garbage can full of explosives, they skipped across the water.

    I owe you a virtual Pint!
    there was a cool program on discovery i think called just dambuster.
    pretty strange to see those huge bombs skip across water like when you throw flat stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haroldthebarrel View Post
    A WW2 adn computer trivia question.

    One very famous computer scientist was ordered the order of the british empire after being quite instrumental in cracking the enigma code. The most famous AI test is also bearing his name. What is his name?
    Alan Turing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Alan Turing?
    yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Alan Turing?
    Quote Originally Posted by haroldthebarrel View Post
    yes!
    Very quick one before I call it a night.....................

    Which nation put afloat the largest guns ever to sail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Den21vsBal19 View Post
    Very quick one before I call it a night.....................

    Which nation put afloat the largest guns ever to sail?
    japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haroldthebarrel View Post
    japan?
    Correct, the Yamato & Musashi both carried nine 18.1 inch cannon.
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