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I was in Gibraltar last year... that's fairly way down south. If I remember correctly, Europa Point is at the bottom and there's a big cave there although I never got around to visiting it. That may be the most southerly point on the European mainland but I don't know if some of the Mediterranean Islands would be more southerly or count as part of Europe?

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I was in Gibraltar last year... that's fairly way down south. If I remember correctly, Europa Point is at the bottom and there's a big cave there although I never got around to visiting it. That may be the most southerly point on the European mainland but I don't know if some of the Mediterranean Islands would be more southerly or count as part of Europe?

 

I would have agreed with John on this - until I thought about it - unusual thing - a mosque, a cricket pitch, a lighthouse, a cache - so I googled it - well there you go! :lol: :lol:

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"Rule 1 No googling!

 

Rule 2 - Try and keep your question at the level someone in a pub quiz might be able to answer..."

 

Now as Goggling is not allowed and I didn’t know the answer and there is no mention off geocaching.com, I looked for Europe’s most southerly cache and found this one.

“GC2C49R Trypiti - The Southernmost of Europe”. The island of Gavdos is located about 36 km south of Crete in the Libyan Sea and is the southernmost island in Europe, and by looking at the gallery the cache page, I can deduce that there is a large chair near GZ.

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"Rule 1 No googling!

Rule 2 - Try and keep your question at the level someone in a pub quiz might be able to answer..."

Now as Goggling is not allowed and I didn’t know the answer and there is no mention off geocaching.com, I looked for Europe’s most southerly cache and found this one.

“GC2C49R Trypiti - The Southernmost of Europe”. The island of Gavdos is located about 36 km south of Crete in the Libyan Sea and is the southernmost island in Europe, and by looking at the gallery the cache page, I can deduce that there is a large chair near GZ.

Googling excludes most ways of looking info up online, but GC.com isn't one of them, so a deep south Ding! to you. The island is just south of Crete and at its southern tip, on the cliffs, there is a large sculpture of a chair for reasons unknown :blink:
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Thank you for the ding and sorry for the slow response, with the next question.

What group is usually considered to have started on 1 August 1907, with a camp run on Brownsea Island?

 

That was the boy scouts

 

that's a ding over to you

 

Thanks.

 

John Buchan, the novelist, had a day-job in the latter half of the 1930's. What was the Job?

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I think this is witchcraft.

 

If it's the one I'm thinking of she was arrested in Portsmouth/Gosport for doing a seance where she gave details of a Royal Navy ship which had been torpedoed but which hadn't been released by the War Department, they arrested her on charges of Witchcraft, but the suspicion is there was some leak/espionage involved and the Govt just wanted to keep her banged up and out of the way for the duration.

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I think this is witchcraft.

 

If it's the one I'm thinking of she was arrested in Portsmouth/Gosport for doing a seance where she gave details of a Royal Navy ship which had been torpedoed but which hadn't been released by the War Department, they arrested her on charges of Witchcraft, but the suspicion is there was some leak/espionage involved and the Govt just wanted to keep her banged up and out of the way for the duration.

 

 

That's the one Marty - over to you!!

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I don't know his name, but ISTR that he was involved in the subterfuge that fooled the Germans into thinking that the D-day landings would take place at Pas-de-Calais rather than Normandy. Fake tanks, empty tents, 'fake' radio traffic all helped. WRT his name, I'll guess 'Nevil' but with no confidence.

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I don't know his name, but ISTR that he was involved in the subterfuge that fooled the Germans into thinking that the D-day landings would take place at Pas-de-Calais rather than Normandy. Fake tanks, empty tents, 'fake' radio traffic all helped. WRT his name, I'll guess 'Nevil' but with no confidence.

 

I suspect you missed my post just before yours where I told you his name :rolleyes: but you're right, he worked for the secret service. Depending on who you believe he was responsible for the inflatable tanks and cardboard cut out planes which deceived Germany in the D-Day landings, which was a rerun of tactics he'd used in North Africa, he was also responsible for creating an illusion which led to Germany bombing an empty lagoon off North Africa instead of Alexandria Harbour.

 

Over to you.

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That'll get you the ding!

 

More specifically, an Argentine commando unit made a failed attempt to place limpet mines on HMS Ariadne while she was in Gibraltar harbour.

 

Over to Beach_hut!

 

Many thanks.

 

Gibraltar's football team recently became members of UEFA. Who were their opponents in their first match as a fully-fledged international football team?

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I know the answer - didn't google, but I have family on Gib - is that allowed? :) :) :)

 

 

speelink

If you know the answer without googling, go for it..

 

OK then draw with Slovakia - but It was in Portugal - Faro - not at the Victoria Stadium. Dave N tells me all their home EUEFA matches could be/will be played in Faro.

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