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24-04-2003, 16:35   #46
 
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OK On the grounds that I would have known Rosa Luxemburg's full name (her male buddy was Karl Liebknecht, right?) and given that it's a little slow I'll nip in and post one. Flash the yellow card if you think it presumptuous.



Following on from the mention of Admiral Scheer, who was the Irish naval captain who won a posthumous Victoria Cross in 1940 for attacking the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer with his ship the Jervis Bay, which was basically a converted cruise liner with an old gun stuck on top, thereby allowing the convoy he was escorting to escape although his own ship was blown out of the water in the process?
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Sorry folks, yeah it was Aristotle. Go ahead CCCP.

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Since noone seems to know I think the anwser is Captain Fegen or Fagen
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Yeah, but the question went to CCCP .
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Since noone seems to know I think the anwser is Captain Fegen or Fagen
Correct. Seen his name given variously as Fegan or Fogarty-Fegan.
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Don't think CCCP is going to reply and he ain't on irc........I might as well have a jab:


During the Dreyfus affair a famous article appeared in the French literary newspaper L'Aurore on Thursday the 13th of January 1898.
The name of the article and the writer.
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25-04-2003, 11:59   #52
 
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Ok lets say 5 hours before the guv asks his question or its an open one.

Answer is 'J'Accuse' written by Emile Zola
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Well go on then. You're right. You know you're right. I know you're right. Don't make us wait five hours for a question. :-)
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Ok so.

In 1810 Russia directly went against Napoleans demands , precipitating the war in 1812. Russia refused to do what?
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Hmm good one. Long time since I did history O-level. And I'm buggered if I'm going to read through War & Peace to rediscover it.

Was it that they refused to participate in a trade embargo with Britain?

The phrase Continental System rings a muffled bell.
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The man knows his stuff!

Thats indeed correct, Napoleon had forcibly imposed the Continental System on mainland Europe to counter the British trade blockade (rhyming is fun) and Russia, in their typical fashion, ended up telling him to bugger off.
Napoleon was slightly miffed, and we ended up with the Russian invasion in 1812 and the destruction of the Grand Armée.

Your question Homer
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It doesn't seem there is any question from Hairy Homer so far so Ill pop the question

[ Lets get a little Irish history ]

What was the first name of Padraig Pearse's brother who was executed?
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27-04-2003, 19:00   #58
 
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Hehe that always stuck in my head because I always felt for the poor guv (basically executed because he was P.P's brother).

William Pearse, and my question:

The modern game of snooker was invented by a Colonel in 1875 in India. This Colonel shared his name with which 20th century British Prime Minister?
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Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain (no relation to the World War II Prime Minister).
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That is indeed correct. 2 hours before it becomes an open question if you dont put one up Dada.
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