Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-4-2014: The Secret Policeman’s Ball

Oooooh … 

That … 


That knee of mine’s going twang … !

Actually … ?

So’s my spinal column!

There’s something of an old saw doing the rounds: to the effect that growing old was/is a good thing.

Speaking personally … ?   Speaking personally, I think whoever said that didn’t have knees like mine.

I can only hope they have a rethink … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do With today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 26th April, 1933, saw the formation of Nazi Germany’s secret police force: what was it called?
Q2) Which Nazi founded the force … ?
Q3) From 1934, the leader of the SS headed the force: in his role as overall Chief of Germany’s police forces.   What was his name … ?
Q4) Jews, Freemasons, catholics and protestants were all classed as ‘Sects and Churches’, by the force: and thus, dealt with by which of the force’s departments … ?
Q5) On a similar note, which department was responsible for counter-intelligence … ?
Q6) Which member of the force was known as The Butcher Of Lyon … ?
Q7) In the same vein, which senior officer was also one of the main architects of the Holocaust: and assassinated in Prague?
Q8) The Nazi’s Secret Police cooperated — for a while — with the Soviet secret police: what was the name of the latter body … ?   (It’s wasn’t the KGB, so you know: that was only created in 1954, nine years after the end of WW2.)
Q9) What — after World War 2 — was the name of Communist East Germany’s secret police force … ?
Q10) Finally … the force was found to be a criminal organization, after WW2.   By which body … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th April, 1916, saw the UK declare Martial Law: in which country of the then UK … ?
A1) Ireland.
Q2) This was during what’s known as the what Rising?
A2) The Easter Rising.
Q3) Much of the Rising took place in what’s now the capital city of an independent nation.   What’s that city called … ?
A3) Dublin.
Q4) The Rising was led by which group … ?
Q5) Finally … when did the part of the UK we’re discussing, declare its independence: 1916, 1919 or 1922?
A5) 1919: this  was only formally recognised after the War of Irish Independence, which established the Irish Free State in 1922.
I’ll leave you with Faster Than The Speed Of Life Has Never Felt This Slow, by the Secret Police … 

And this thought …
“Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces.”
Richard Perle.
Have a good Saturday …

*        I’m with you on that on, Debbi!   Eric, the next one in the series, is quite fun, too.   And Guards, Guards did rather well in the BBC’s Big Read series, a few years ago, too.   (Terry Pratchett got five entries in that: including Good Omens, co-written with Neil Gaiman: he of Sandman and The Doctor’s Wife/Nightmares In Silver fame.   The only other writer to get that many titles in the Big Read list … ?   Was Charles Dickens … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can imagine, Paul! I have you to thank for introducing me to Terry Pratchett. So thanks for that!

1. the Gestapo
2. Hermann Goring
3. Heinrich Himmler
4. Dept. B
5. Dept. E
6. Klaus Barbie
7. Reinhard Heydrich
9. the Stasi
10 the Nuremburg tribunal ???