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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
    Correct sir ,your question.Bonus points if you can identify the breed of horse they developed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD_333 View Post
    Apallossa
    You da man! Got a question?
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    next question: Who composed this message?

    "To the German Commander, "Nuts!" The American Commander."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD_333 View Post
    next question: Who composed this message?

    "To the German Commander, "Nuts!" The American Commander."
    Gen. Anthony McAuliffe....101st Airborne Temporary Division Commander,Bastonge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
    Gen. Anthony McAuliffe....101st Airborne Temporary Division Commander,Bastonge
    Correct, my friend, right down to the unit. You're up.
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    OK,let's see....Name the man the Japanese installed as the puppet emperor of Manchukuo(Manchuria) during WWII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
    OK,let's see....Name the man the Japanese installed as the puppet emperor of Manchukuo(Manchuria) during WWII.
    That's Puyi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkllaw View Post
    That's Puyi.
    You sir are correct ,Your question?
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    This man of mixed ancestry, defeated the Dutch and kept on fighting to restore the former government that was overthrown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkllaw View Post
    This man of mixed ancestry, defeated the Dutch and kept on fighting to restore the former government that was overthrown.
    Sukarto?

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    Hehe Ironduke, that's a combination of "Suharto" and "Sukarno", both of which were successive Indonesian presidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Sukarto?
    Sure, I'll assume you got the right one. Your question.
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    Peg-leg on a pack of cigarettes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Peg-leg on a pack of cigarettes?
    just a guess...pegleg pete -- Peter Stuyvesant lost leg and also had tobacco or cigarettes named after him
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    Yep, you're right. Your question.
    In April 1644, he attacked the Spanish-held island of Saint Martin and was wounded. He returned to the Netherlands, where his right leg was amputated and replaced with a wooden peg. Supposedly, Stuyvesant was given the nickname "Old Silver Nails" because he used a stick of wood driven full of silver nails as a prosthetic limb.
    * A cigarette brand sold by Imperial Tobacco is named Peter Stuyvesant after him. These cigarettes are popular in Australia, Greece and South Africa, where they are known as 'Stuyvos' and 'Stuyvies' respectively.
    Peter Stuyvesant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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