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World War I
  1. What stretcher bearer, known to the Diggers of Gallipoli as, "The Bloke with the Donk", repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire to haul wounded ANZAC soldiers to safety using a captured donkey?
    John Simpson Kirkpatrick
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  2. Who were the original Stosstruppen or 'Storm Troopers' of the World War I?
    Specially Trained Battalions of German Army attack troops. The title was later taken by the Nazi Party.
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  3. On Sept. 28, 1918, during the Battle of Marcoing, Hitler's life was spared when a British Private, later awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry, took pity on the wounded Lance Corporal, & chose not to shoot him. Who was that soldier?
    Henry Tandey
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  4. The "VECHEKA" (or "CHEKA"), the secret assassination/espionage bureau of what nation, was created 19 Dec 1917?
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  5. What German general described the 8th Aug 1918 Canadian/Australian/British offensive as "the Black Day of the German Army"?
    General Erich Ludendorff
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  6. What infamous German Corperal received the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class before being hospitalized for mustard gas exposure?
    Adolf Hitler
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  7. What was an early name for American Soldiers in World War I?
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  8. What's the nickname for Australian soldiers?
    "Digger". There are three theories about where the term Digger came from. Any one may be correct. Any one may be wrong. 1.) Those who enlisted from Western Australia (and other Australian states) were gold miners or tin miners. They were 'diggers' and the name traveled with them to Gallipoli. 2.) On Gallipoli if you wanted to live you dug a hole. Many holes joined with other holes to become trenches. Trenches needed to be constantly re-dug. So the blokes who survived were 'the diggers'. 3.) In his book "The Maori Battalion in the First World War" the respected historian Chris Pugsley claims "the New Zealand Pioneers work in building the communications trenches...would earn them the sobriquet the "diggers". The British units they served coined the term on account of the Pioneers exploits as the "Digging Battalion". "Digger" was adopted by the rest of the New Zealand Division in 1916. By 1917 the name has spread from the New Zealand Division to the Australian Division in the the ANZAC Corps.
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  9. What were grenadiers in WWI?
    Men tasked with the bombing of trenches and positions using grenades of various types.
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  10. A British bombing team (grenadiers) usually consisted of what in WWI?
    The British bombing team usually consisted of nine men at a time: an NCO, two throwers, two carriers, two bayonet-men to defend the team and two 'spare' men for use when casualties were incurred.
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  11. Where does the name doughboys come from?
    'Doughboys' was the nickname given to the American Expeditionary Force that took part in the later years of World War One. The actual origin of the term 'Doughboy' is still debated within both US historical and military circles, but it dates back to at least the American-Mexican War of 1846-47.
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