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AT EASE.

So you think you know your military history? Well, think again!

Each month we publish questions to test your knowledge as part of our At Ease feature, a collection of military trivia and humour. The answers to the quiz are tucked away on another page in this issue.

Good luck! Your input is welcome!

Please send your stumpers to Les Peate at les@espritdecorps.ca.

Last month's Muller: Which gourmet dish commemorates a Napoleonic victory? Chicken Marengo.

1. King John of Bohemia died in battle at Crecy (1346). He suffered from a disability. What was it?

2. Which European nation (excluding Russia) has the largest air force?

3. And who has more military aircraft--North or South Korea?

4. What is the lowest rank of "General Officer" in the British Army?

5. March 30th, 1972 was a black day for the RCN. Why?

6. Who was Lord Haw-Haw?

7. What is the "RCR tartan"?

8. Who was the first native-born Canadian Chief of the General Staff?

9. What type of aircraft was the Curtiss Canadian?

10. Who was the last war veteran Canadian Prime Minister?

MULLER: Which is the only nation that is NOT identified on its postal stamps?

ANSWERS TO THE TRIVIA QUESTIONS ON PAGE 58:

1. He was blind. Led to his death in a cavalry charge supported by a knight on either side.

2. France (1,248)

3. South Korea (1614 vs.949)

4. Major General. Brigadiers are "field officer" rank.

5. It was the last day of the issue of the rum ration.

6. William Joyce, who broadcast propaganda for Germany--executed in 1945.

7. Maple Leaf tartan--worn by pipes & drums

8. Sir William Otter.

9. A twin-engined bomber, made in Canada in 1915.

10. Lester Pearson

Caption: (L-R: CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES, CIMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, JOHN DANIEL MAHONEY, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA-PA142439)

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Title Annotation:TRIVIA ANS HUMOUR
Publication:Esprit de Corps
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Date:Aug 1, 2019
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