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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 10:52 p.m. PST

Time of a Quiz of it…
Show your knowledge…


Not so easy…


Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member02 Apr 2017 1:24 a.m. PST

10/15 … and that's only because I read Beevor's book two years ago.

Barin102 Apr 2017 2:24 a.m. PST

12/15 but I'm Russian ;)

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Apr 2017 2:35 a.m. PST

Being involved in personal research on the battles north of Stalingrad for the last month, perhaps it is forgivable that I scored a rather swatty 15/15. I never get perfect on these things. I did however have to guess on two of the questions the question about the air arm and the sniper one. The air question I was just not sure of and the sniper one was ambiguous as it was unclear whether it was limited to Stalingrad snipers or all Soviet snipers. So I suppose I really got 14/15 and one lucky guess. That feels better!

Rod Robertson.

christot02 Apr 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

14/15….got my seas mixed up!

langobard Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 4:53 a.m. PST


Would have had to junk my Glantz and House trilogy if I had got less! Thankfully I can keep them now :)

batesmotel3402 Apr 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

15/15 but only because Huzzah is featuring Pavlov's House for their theme.


Dynaman878902 Apr 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

11/15, can't remember river names and had no idea which WW1 ace it was. (among two others but saying what I got wrong on at least one of those is a dead giveaway as to the answer for future poll takers)

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

10/15. That was a tough one!

Legion 402 Apr 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

I know I'm glad I was not there …

of course … I was not born in Russian or during WWII. So there is that …

Zinkala02 Apr 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

14/15 because I messed up on the question about Zaitsev. I spent 2 months in Volgograd in 2001 and did a lot of reading about the battle back then.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

So good scores… congrats boys! (smile)



Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 3:05 p.m. PST


The only ones that gave me pause were: Volga empties into which body of water (wasn't sure on that one, but was more than 50% confident), and sniper counts (as with Rod I was not sure how to interpret the question, but managed to get it right anyway).

I took it in the timed mode. My answers earned a score of: 1198 / 1500.

(Didn't want to have the time to look anything up … the time pressure kept me honest on that point.)

Anyone else do it in timed mode?

(aka: Mk 1)

John Secker Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

12/15, and like someone else, thanks to Mr Beevor.

Skarper02 Apr 2017 7:23 p.m. PST

13/15 – quite chuffed with myself!

Simo Hayha02 Apr 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

soviet snipers stalingrad
anatoly Chekhov
YouTube link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 9:49 p.m. PST

Not time mode here…


Barin103 Apr 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

Thinking about it…three questions I got wrong were on two German commanders – air and failed releif attempt and number of german prisoners who survived the initital capture.
I guess the aim of our history was more on "our" side, than on "their" side…
But I'm really surprised that you've cleared everything apart of Caspian see question…;)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Beevor help us my friend!. (smile)


Tony S03 Apr 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

15/15, although admittedly I had a 50/50 guess on the which was the imaginary Russian marshal's name. And made an educated guess on the surviving German soldiers.

1442/1500 points.

RudyNelson04 Apr 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

Watched a nice movie from the Russian point of View. It was produced in Russia. Name was Stalingrad. It covered the battle in one block near the Volga around October 1942. Decent movie.

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