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  • twelveways 21 Mar 2013 11:04:12 4,124 posts
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    Chamberlain
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:07:17 4,058 posts
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    Hmm, if he was a 'first' for something, MacDonald maybe?
  • imamazed 21 Mar 2013 11:08:15 5,887 posts
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    Baldwin is the closest so far; very close in terms of chronology.
  • elstoof 21 Mar 2013 11:08:43 8,071 posts
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    Heh, I bet it was the guy who was the first actual PM, after being known as lord of treasury or whatever. Forget his name.
  • twelveways 21 Mar 2013 11:08:52 4,124 posts
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    Callahan
  • imamazed 21 Mar 2013 11:10:11 5,887 posts
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    Ah, Trane gets it yes. McDonald, first Labour PM, and most recent man to hold 2 posts at once (PM and Foreign Sec). Off you go

    (bonus for anyone intersted was the Duke of Wellington - Home Sec, For Sec, PM)
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:11:42 4,058 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Ah, Trane gets it yes. McDonald, first Labour PM, and most recent man to hold 2 posts at once (PM and Foreign Sec). Off you go

    (bonus for anyone intersted was the Duke of Wellington - Home Sec, For Sec, PM)
    As a Labour man I really should have guessed that sooner :D

    Right then, question coming up.
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:11:46 4,058 posts
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  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:12:15 4,058 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    @Trane
    Is that your question?

    The answer is 'No'.
    Aye deleted that, move along!
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:18:47 4,058 posts
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    To the nearest thousand, how many British Army men died on the first day of engagement, at the Battle of the Somme.

    I will pick a winner at 11:25am.
  • Ultrasoundwave 21 Mar 2013 11:19:44 3,388 posts
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    50,000?

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • imamazed 21 Mar 2013 11:20:37 5,887 posts
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    24,000
  • Khanivor 21 Mar 2013 11:21:41 41,067 posts
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    16000

    Or was it 60000

    Can't remember what was casualties and what was KIA.
  • Khanivor 21 Mar 2013 11:22:20 41,067 posts
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    I take it you mean the First Battle?
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:24:58 4,058 posts
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    From the wiki page:

    The first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the opening day of the Battle of Albert, which was the first phase of the British and French offensive that became known as the Battle of the Somme.
  • twelveways 21 Mar 2013 11:27:19 4,124 posts
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  • Khanivor 21 Mar 2013 11:28:32 41,067 posts
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    There were three major battles on the Somme, iirc. Years apart. Must have been awesome to blow holes in the ground and fling around corpses from the last battle.

    Edited by Khanivor at 11:29:31 21-03-2013
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 11:36:07 4,058 posts
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    Sorry just had a phone call, anyhow:

    The middle day of the middle year of the First World War, it is remembered as the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army when 57,470 men became casualties, of whom 19,240 were killed or died of wounds
    Khani is closest I believe.
  • Khanivor 21 Mar 2013 11:55:30 41,067 posts
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    Ok. Bloodiest battle of WW2?
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2013 11:58:03 5,037 posts
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    Erm, the siege of Stalingrad?
    /military history dunce
  • imamazed 21 Mar 2013 11:58:55 5,887 posts
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    Battle of/for Moscow?
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 12:00:40 4,058 posts
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    Gotta be Stalingrad Shirley.
  • speedofthepuma 21 Mar 2013 12:01:09 13,310 posts
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    Battle of the bulge?

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  • Khanivor 21 Mar 2013 12:02:28 41,067 posts
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    Trane gots it.
  • speedofthepuma 21 Mar 2013 12:02:57 13,310 posts
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    Surely Monkman beat him?

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  • RobTheBuilder 21 Mar 2013 12:03:20 6,521 posts
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    The Invasion of Moscow Was pretty bloody if I recall
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 12:04:03 4,058 posts
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    Aye Monkman got there first, no bother.
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2013 12:09:24 5,037 posts
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    OK sticking with the Soviet theme: who or what is Laika?
  • Trane 21 Mar 2013 12:10:32 4,058 posts
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    A jew?
  • imamazed 21 Mar 2013 12:11:28 5,887 posts
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    the dog that went into space - first ever living thing I believe?
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