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Soldiers like other Soldiers ... 2
World War I
"They were called Tommy Atkins or just plain Tommies. This quiz is about soldiers from Britain and its Commonwealth and Empire who served on the Western Front during WWI."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was the standard rifle used by Tommy Atkins?
the Martini-Henry rifle
the Lee Medford rifle
the Lee Enfield rifle
the Webly rifle
Tommy Atkins universally referred to his equipment as his what?
During WWI, Tommy Atkins and his Commonwealth comrades used web gear on a large scale. This web gear was known as what?
They were called 'ladies from hell' by the Germans. Who were they referring to?
the Durham Light Infantry
the 'Pals' battalions
the Guards regiments
the Highland regiments
This regiment is credited with launching the very first trench raid on the Western Front.
the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
the Black Watch
the Gerhwal Rifles
the South Wales Borderers
In 1917, what was the most common reason for soldiers' admission to hospital (other than combat wounds)?
While enduring shelling, rats, lice and boredom, Tommy Atkins had this luxury to look forward to if it was available.
a rum ration
cleaning his kit
Flies were a constant problem on the Western Front. The front was often littered with unburied bodies, discarded food, and raw sewage. Each division had about 6,000 horses. These horses produced how many tons of manure a day?
Troops from the Indian Corps served on the Western Front. By the time of the Somme offensive, they had all been transferred to other theatres of the war. Why?
they were unfamiliar with modern warfare
they were too difficult to control
they deserted too frequently
they were too prone to European diseases
Tommy Atkins was very resourceful. When he was gassed at Ypres, he came up with this idea until gas masks could be rushed to the front. What was his stop-gap measure?
a urine soaked sock
he prayed the rosary
he held his breath
he ran upwind
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Compiled Jun 28 12