Trivia question ......

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by liverpool annie, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Temple of the Winds is usually a classical four sided structure to the four winds. odd I can't think of any memorial like that.
  2. forester

    forester New Member

    Follow Spidges lead and someone might get there in the end :rolleyes:
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    What about the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne?

    It has a Sun Stone (Stone of Remembrance) that illuminates on the 11th hour of the 11th month.
  4. forester

    forester New Member

    Think bigger than just the one stone Spidge
  5. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    I'm assuming we aren't talking about the armed forces memorial in England, thats too recent.
  6. forester

    forester New Member

    No Kitty, it's 90 years old and not in England.

    It's like getting blood out of a stone :rolleyes:
  7. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Ha! Got it!

    Stonehenge Memorial, Klicktat County Veterans Memorial and Maryhill Town Site

    Built as the nation’s first World War I Memorial, Stonehenge lies at what was the original Maryhill town site. Believing the original in Great Britain was used for sacrifices, Hill constructed the replica in honor of the war dead of Klickitat County. Hill wanted the Memorial to serve as a reminder that “humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war.” Nearby The Klickitat County Veterans Memorial was erected in 1995 to honor those who have died in the service of their country since World War I. The project was a partnership between Maryhill Museum and the Klickitat County Veterans Association. The site is also the location of Hill’s historic Maryhill town site, the remains of which can still be seen today. Here Hill planned to establish the heart of his Quaker Farming Community. Several buildings that once existed at the site, including the famous Meadowlark Inn, burned in 1958.

    Stonehenge Memorial

  8. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Where the heck did you guys dig that up ????????? :p
  9. forester

    forester New Member

    Now was that difficult. :rolleyes:

    Well done Kitty. :D
  10. forester

    forester New Member


    If you Google *** ***** and go to about page 30 or 40 something. :D :D

    Of course, a knowledge of American history could also help. :rolleyes:
  11. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Well ! if a person didn't give us all such "out of the way " memorials .....

    can't imagine you picking that one !!! :p

    OK Kitty ... your turn !!
  12. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Annie do what i did type 'WW1 Memorial > Stonehenge' into google and see what it turns up. teehee.

    now lets get a bit arty shall we? What poem was written in answer to Brooke's 'The Soldier'. And I want full poem and author please.

    *wanders off to find anthology so can answer own bloody question.*
  13. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    To be honest I don't really know ... but this keeps popping into my head ... so I'd better write it down and then go and Google !! ;)

    When they ask us why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied

    Rudyard Kipling
  14. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Nope, the poem used the same stanza style as The Soldier.
  15. forester

    forester New Member

    I'm keeping mum :D
  16. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Oooooooh you horrid boy!
  17. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    The Mother

    If you should die, think only this of me
    In that still quietness where is space for thought,
    Where parting, loss and bloodshed shall not be,
    And men may rest themselves and dream of nought:
    That in some place a mystic mile away
    One whom you loved has drained the bitter cup
    Till there is nought to drink; has faced the day
    Once more, and now, has raised the standard up.

    And think, my son, with eyes grown clear and dry
    She lives as though for ever in your sight,
    Loving the things you loved, with heart aglow
    For country, honour, truth, traditions high,
    - Proud that you paid their price. (And if some night
    Her heart should break - well, lad, you will not know.)

    May Herschel-Clarke
  18. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Give the girl a crisp!

    Your turn
  19. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I had a hard time Googling for a poem with Mum in the title !!!!!!!!!!!! ;);)

    OK ...... this should be a quickie .... :D

    If you wanted to be a flying ace this next bit of information would have been very important in your decision of which air service to join. Royal Air Corps pilots who jumped out of their stricken planes had a terrible survival rate. Why was this?

    a. German pilots would shoot at the descending aviator
    b. All the interplane wires on the biplanes made it dangerous to jump
    c. They were not issued parachutes
    d. British parachutes were not very reliable
  20. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    I'd go for C

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