Friday’s answers

Teletext and Andrei posed yesterday’s questions for which they get my thanks.

Should they have stumped us all they can claim a virtual bunch of tulips by leaving the answers below.

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3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Teletext says:

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. John Swithen

    Stephen King

    2. Richard Bachman

    Stephen King

    3. James D Grant

    Lee Child

    4. Mary Ann Evans

    George Eliot

    5. Mary Pollock

    Enid Blyton

    6. Alecia Beth Moore

    Pink

    7. Eleanora Fagan

    Billie Holliday

    8. Dino Paul Crocetti

    Dean Martin

    9. Joseph Levitch or Jerome Levitch

    Jerry Lewis

    10. David Kaminsky

    Danny Kaye

    Well done to J Bloggs and Andrei who got everyone except Lee Child so I’ll claim the Tulips thanks Ele

  2. Andrei says:

    I asked about the commanders of the ill fated “Operation Market Garden”

    (1) “Who was the tactical commander of the Allied Airborne Army (under the overall command of Lowis Brereton) for “Operation Market” ?

    This was Lieutenant General Frederick Browning who as an aside was married to novelist Daphne du Maurier

    (2) Who was in command of the 1st British Airborne Division for this operation

    Major General Roy Urquhart

    (4) What American airborne units were involved and who commended them?

    The 82nd Airborne under Brigadier General (jumping) James Gavin, the youngest General in the US forces

    And the 101st airborne under Major General Maxwell Taylor who commanded the American Forces in Korea in the closing stages of that war.

    (5) Who commanded the Poles?

    Brigadier General Stanislaw Sosabowski

    (6) Who commanded the forces for “Operation Garden” ?

    Lieutenant General Brian Horrocks

    (7) When Operation Market Garden turned to custard who was the scapegoat?

    Field Marshall Montgomery scapegoated Brigadier General Stanislaw Sosabowski over the failure.

    This was for geopolitical reasons rather than military ones – the Poles had become expendable by that stage in the war. Montgomery himself who bore primary responsibility was at that time untouchable for political reasons. Sosabowski himself ended his days as a factory worker in England

    Eisenhower tried to relieve him of command a few months later after the Battle of the Bulge but was prevented from doing so by Churchill and Roosevelt

  3. Andrei says:

    Last para corrected

    Eisenhower tried to relieve him Montgomery of command a few months later after the Battle of the Bulge but was prevented from doing so by Churchill and Roosevelt

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