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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella View Post
    Not sure I can think of a clever question, so this one will have to do.

    Name two C20th battles where US, British, Australian & Canadian forces fought together. Extra points if they are on different continents.
    Second Battle of the Somme 1918 21 AUG 12 SEP 18 France

    4th British Army w/ BR III, VIII, X, XIII, XV & Cavalry Corps; Canadian Corps, Australian Corps II (US) Corps AEF

    Battle of Kapyong 22- 25 APR 51 Korea

    27th Commenwealth Bde (3 RAR, 2 PPCLI, 1 Middlesex, Royal NZ Artillery), 6th ROK Division, 5th CAV Regt (US)

    I am sure there could also be some air battles (like Normandy coverage) and some convoys but they weren't land battles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Second Battle of the Somme 1918 21 AUG 12 SEP 18 France

    4th British Army w/ BR III, VIII, X, XIII, XV & Cavalry Corps; Canadian Corps, Australian Corps II (US) Corps AEF

    Battle of Kapyong 22- 25 APR 51 Korea

    27th Commenwealth Bde (3 RAR, 2 PPCLI, 1 Middlesex, Royal NZ Artillery), 6th ROK Division, 5th CAV Regt (US)

    I am sure there could also be some air battles (like Normandy coverage) and some convoys but they weren't land battles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella View Post
    Good job Buck. The floor is yours.
    I have been reading a lot about World War 1 lately so that came to mind pretty easily. And I was well aware of the Commonwealth Brigade's actions in Korea so it just took a little time in CMH to find what I needed.

    What is interesting to me about World War 1 is that is the first time the US operated an Army Group in conjunction with a coalition. In the Civil War both Grant and Sherman commanded Army Groups in 1864-65 (Grant Army of the Potomac, Army of the Shenandoah & Army of the James; Sherman Army of the Tennessee, Army of the Cumberland, Army of Georgia & Army of the Ohio) and that would be the last time the US Army would have such large land forces until World War 1.

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    What was unusual about the 3rd Nebraska Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    What was unusual about the 3rd Nebraska Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War?
    Found this on the following site:
    http://www.spanamwar.com/3rdneb.htm

    The Third Nebraska departed for Cuba on December 30, 1898, twenty days after the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the war. The unit arrived in Cuba on New Years Day, 1899.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Found this on the following site:
    http://www.spanamwar.com/3rdneb.htm
    True but not what I was thinking. And that was not an unusual occurrence.

    It involves a specific individual in the unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    True but not what I was thinking. And that was not an unusual occurrence.

    It involves a specific individual in the unit.
    Colonel William Jennings Bryan was the commanding officer of the 3rd Nebraska Volunteer Infantry.

    He later went on to run for President in 1900 and 1908, but lost to William McKinley and William Howard Taft, respectively. He also served as Secretary of State from 1913-1915 under Woodrow Wilson, and later served as a counsel to the prosecution in the Scopes Monkey Trial, in which a Tennessee teacher was prosecuted under the state's Butler Act for violating the prohibition on teaching evolution in public schools.
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    Very good, Iron Duke. William Jennings Bryant was a champion of the Progressive Movement and ran for President as the Democratic candidate in 1896 and lost to McKinley. A virulent anti-Imperialist, it was ironic that he became the colonel of a militia regiment raised to fight a war in Cuba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Very good, Iron Duke. William Jennings Bryant was a champion of the Progressive Movement and ran for President as the Democratic candidate in 1896 and lost to McKinley. A virulent anti-Imperialist, it was ironic that he became the colonel of a militia regiment raised to fight a war in Cuba.

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    He kind of seems to me to be the precursor to the neo-conservative/neo-liberal interventionism school of thought. He may have been anti-war when it came to conquest for conquest's sake, but pro-war when it came to certain "ideals". He was supportive of the intervention in the Mexican Civil War, for example. He probably was enthusiastic about the Spanish-American War because he saw it as an idealistic war in which the US would overthrow the Spanish Empire and bring freedom to the oppressed people under its rule.

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    This war began over an incident that started when a soldier chased his dog, which had run away, across an international border, with the soldier ending up getting shot and killed. When did this war take place, and which countries were involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    He kind of seems to me to be the precursor to the neo-conservative/neo-liberal interventionism school of thought. He may have been anti-war when it came to conquest for conquest's sake, but pro-war when it came to certain "ideals". He was supportive of the intervention in the Mexican Civil War, for example. He probably was enthusiastic about the Spanish-American War because he saw it as an idealistic war in which the US would overthrow the Spanish Empire and bring freedom to the oppressed people under its rule.

    And for the question...

    This war began over an incident that started when a soldier chased his dog, which had run away, across an international border, with the soldier ending up getting shot and killed. When did this war take place, and which countries were involved?
    Hint: the war took place in the 1920s in the Balkans.
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    No takers....

    The answer is the Incident at Petrich, or the War of the Stray Dog.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Petrich
    The Incident at Petrich, or the War of the Stray Dog, was a Greek–Bulgarian crisis in 1925, in which there was a short invasion of Bulgaria by Greece near the border town of Petrich, after the killing of a Greek captain and a sentry by Bulgarian soldiers. The incident ended after a decision of the League of Nations.
    There are two versions of how the incident started.

    1) In the first version, the incident began on October 18, when a Greek soldier ran after his dog, which had strayed across the border from Greece at the pass Demir Kapia (bg) on Belasitsa (Belles); thus, it is sometimes referred to as the War of the Stray Dog. The border was guarded by Bulgarian sentries, and one of them shot the Greek soldier.
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    Who/what were you if you wore this patch?
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    Hint...it was World War 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
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    Who/what were you if you wore this patch?
    2nd and 3rd Canadian Tunneling Companies of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Could Also apply to an Australian Tunneling Company and 2 different British ones as well.

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