Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-6-2015: Dunkirk


I hate sleeping through my alarm, I REALLY do … !

ESPECIALLY on a day when I’ve volunteered to cover a co-worker’s shift.

Normally … ?   I’d really on the alarm on my phone.

It’s a lovely alarm.   Works every time.

Except … when I forget to charge my phone!



With THAT said … ?   Let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 4th June was the last day of the evacuation of Dunkirk.   During which war?
Q2) In which year of the war was the evacuation: 1940, 1941 or 1942?
Q3) What was the evacuation code-named: Dynamo, Generator or Grinder?
Q4) What name was given to British forces evacuated from Dunkirk?
Q5) Who was the general in charge of that force?
Q6) Roughly how many were evacuated: 338000, 438000 or 538000?
Q7) How many private boats were in the flotilla of Little Ships: 500, 600 or 700?
Q8) The one Royal Navy cruiser involved in the evacuation was the HMS what?
Q9) Spell Dunkirk.   In French.
Q10) Finally … What’s the name of Churchill’s speech to the House Of Commons, about  Dunkirk?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd June, 2013, saw Private Chelsea Manning put on trail.   For leaking US military secrets to whom?
A1) WikiLeaks.
Q2) 3rd June, 1889, saw the completion of the first long distance electricity cables: going from a generator, to users.   The generator was on Willamette Falls: with the lines going to the city of Portland.   In which US state were both Falls and city?
A2) Oregon.
Q3) That state has a coast on which Ocean?
Q4) 3rd June, 1937, saw Britain’s former King — Edward 8th — marry the woman he’d abdicated the throne for.   Who was she?
Q5) 3rd June, 1941, saw the Greek village of Kandanos destroyed by Nazi Germany’s armed forces.   How were those armed forces known, at the time?
A5) The Wehrmacht.
Q6) Finally … 3rd June, 1918, saw the birth of dancer, Willis Marie van Schaack.   Van Schaack was better known as which stripper?
A6) Lili St Cyr.   (She gets a mention in this tune from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.)
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“I shall never know how we got through the first day but get through it we did without food or water!”

And this video about the evacuation … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Improve?   Debbi†, you’re stunning as you are … !   (Don’t worry if you don’t feel up to today’s, Debbi: I’ll understand …)

†        Oh, by the way, Debbi?   I have to admit, today’s 9th question’s a blinder!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think I can, I think I can!!! :)

1. World War II
2. 1940
3. Dynamo
4. the British Expeditionary Force
5. General Lord Gort
6. 338,000
7. 700
8. Calcutta
9. Dunkerque
10. We Shall Fight on the Beaches