Tuesday’s answers

Monday’s questions were:

1.  Who said: “You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears: your sons are now lying in our bossom and are in peace. And having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”? 

2. Who wrote “They went with songs to the battle, they were young/Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow”?

3. Where in New Zealand was the first Anzac Day marked?

4. What did General Bernard Freyberg say when a British General observed, “Your people don’t salute very much, do they?”

5. Who wrote the poem In Flanders Fields?

Points for answers go to:

Paul scored three – and half a bonus for what I think is the first gratuitous mention of Oamaru in an answer.

David got two and a bonus for honesty.

Gravedodger got three right and a good try for “somewhere in the North Island” – that’s usually close enough for a South Islander 🙂

Kelvin got four right and a bonus for honesty.

And JC can have four on trust.

Tuesday’s answers follow the break.

1. Mustapha Kemal Ataturk.

2. Laurence Binyon – it’s from For the Fallen.

3. Tinui in the Wairarapa – when the then vicar led an expedition to place a large wooden cross on the Tinui Taipos, a 360 m (1200 ft) high large promontory behind the village, in April 1916 to commemorate the dead.

4. “You should try waving to them, they always wave back.”

5. John McCrae.

5 Responses to Tuesday’s answers

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    What time are you on with Jim Mora?
    And thanks for the half a bonus for mentioning Oamaru…. it was a bit of undisguised currying of favour on my part!!
    Paul T


  2. homepaddock says:

    Any minute now – 1.30ish.


  3. gravedodger says:

    Feel a little stoopid, lived for 20 years within a 25 pounder range of the said cross and did know it once. Onset dementia I suppose.


  4. Paul Tremewan says:

    I caught it.. you were great!!


  5. homepaddock says:

    That is defginitely too kind, Paul – I’d say adeqaute and will do better next time.


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