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PalenQ May 28th, 2017 12:39 PM

Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
Today's quiz is all about WWI and WW2 memorial and battle sites, etc. in Europe as we here in U.S. pause to give thanks for all who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

1- An American Cemetery and Monument to WW1 heroes stands on a hill high above this Champagne region town on the Marne.

2- These two Italian towns between Rome and naples were beachheads for the Allied Invasion of Italy - what are they are which one has an American Military Cemetery and Memorial?

3- This small French in the Haute-Vienne town was the site of an infamous atrocity by the Nazi SS squads- killing over 600 of the locals, including women and children.

4- This is the largest Canadian cemetery and memorial in Europe - devoted to WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Forces who died here on a ridge in Northern France.

5- Where and what is the Corrie ten Boom House?

6- Gen George 'Blood and Guts' Patton is buried in this American miliary cemetery and monument near what European capital?

7- Cornelius Ryan wrote a famous book that was made into a famous movie about the Allies Operation Market Basket in WW2 - what is the name of the book/movie and where was that bridge?

8- This suburban Paris train station was the favorite place for Nazis to put deportees on 'trains to the East' - it has been abondoned since then but there are recent plans to turn it into a momument/memorial.

9- This WW1 American Cemetery and Memoria, called the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial sits on Mont XXXXXXX in the western suburb of Suresnes, from which all of Paris can be seen.

10- What are 4 main beaches that saw the brunt of D-Day Invasions?

11- What famous memorial is at Colville-sur-Mer in Normandy?

12- What association is St-Maire-Eglise's church known for with WW2?

13- Why was the Battle of the Bulge called that?

Trophywife007 May 28th, 2017 01:07 PM

3- This small French in the Haute-Vienne town was the site of an infamous atrocity by the Nazi SS squads- killing over 600 of the locals, including women and children.

Is it Oradour sur Glane?

TDudette May 28th, 2017 01:16 PM

It shames me to write that I can't answer any of the questions.

But thanks to all patriots.

StCirq May 28th, 2017 01:40 PM

2 - Anzio. Don't know the other

3 - Oradour-sur-Glane

4- Vimy

5- museum in Haarlem devoted to the hiding places for Jews

6- Luxembourg American Cemetery

8- Drancy

9- Mont Valérian??

10- Sword, Juno, Omaha, Gold (Utah?)

13- it was called The Bulge because one could see on paper the intense reinforcing of German troops on wartime maps

12 - the parachutist who ended up in the tree by the church?

PalenQ May 28th, 2017 02:30 PM

Is it Oradour sur Glane?>

Yes and StCirq has em all right except # 1 and half of #2.

rs899 May 28th, 2017 03:55 PM

I am sorry to say the only one I am pretty sure of is "A Bridge Too Far" Arnhem. And wasn't it "Market Garden"? Market basket is Economic nonsense.

12. Was that the 101st drop zone?

grandmere May 28th, 2017 09:33 PM

11. The American Cemetery and Memorial--does the memorial have a name other than "memorial"?

WoinParis May 28th, 2017 11:02 PM

1. Saint GOBAIN ?
2 Anzio and Salerno
3 oradour sur glane and nearby Tulle.
4 vimy ridge
5 Flanders ?
6 Luxembourg.
7 market (ground phase) garden (air phase) Arnhem
Sorry title of book is a bridge too far.
8 drancy.
10.utah omaha Juno gold sword. (Can Le ville oui stream ...)
5 beaches actually. First 2 in US zone.
11. Omaha beach cemetery.
12. Paratrooper landing on church preservation.
13. Because les Ardennes is too French and Bastogne is too reductive. Nah it made a salient.

WoinParis May 29th, 2017 02:01 AM

1. Bois Belleau ?

Dogeared May 29th, 2017 07:18 AM

What do WWI and WW2 stand for? I'm familiar with some textese but can't find anything for those two. **//

PalenQ May 29th, 2017 07:44 AM

#1 -only one out - think chateau

rs899 May 29th, 2017 09:27 AM

Chateau Thierry. My Great War is very weak.

PalenQ May 29th, 2017 10:19 AM

Yes Chateau-Thierry and the American monumnent is monumental:

Macross May 29th, 2017 11:12 AM

#13 The bulge of German soldiers, my Dad was shot there.

#12 Red Buttons play the paratrooper that pretended he was dead hanging off the steeple. There is an excellent museum there about Paratroopers. My Dad was part of the 509th.

#11 American cemetery
#10 Omaha, Juno, Gold, Sword
#8 Drancy
#7 A bridge too far
#6 Luxembourg American Cemetery, Patton faces the troops, very beautiful cemetery and worth the trip
#5 Holland
#3 Oradour-sur-Glane
#2 Anzio My Dad was stuck on that mountain where they about froze

PalenQ May 29th, 2017 01:12 PM

#13 The bulge of German soldiers, my Dad was shot there.>

My Dad was in basic training and his group was split in two - one half to Alaska Aleutians and the other half to Battle of Bulge area.

He was glad to be in the Aleutians.

the chances of life!

Trophywife007 May 29th, 2017 03:32 PM

Pal, was he on Attu?

PalenQ May 30th, 2017 08:38 AM

No Sitka I believe - bit boring but fairly safe - especially in winter with total darkness - sad story a aviator was shot down and severely wounded - my dad had a rare blood type same as injured guy and it was Christmas Day and they hooked my dad right up to the guy - straight blood transfer but the poor guy died on the table - my dad said 'that didn't have to happen on Christmas Day' (or any day but more poignant because of Christmas Day. War is hell.

Trophywife007 May 30th, 2017 09:37 AM

So, maybe he was in the navy?

My dad and uncle were on Attu and Kiska. Small world.

Sad story about the pilot on Christmas Day; yes, war is hell. It certainly seemed to be the defining moment for those who were in it.

PalenQ May 30th, 2017 10:15 AM

So, maybe he was in the navy?>

Nope Army- anti-aircraft artillery.

Maybe your dad talked about the boat ride from Seattle to Aleutians - they thought they were going down all the time!

Trophywife007 May 30th, 2017 10:37 AM

He didn't mention it but I though he left from San Francisco.

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