Welcome to the contest, Dear Ones! This is your game board...
And this is your game...
You are competing to win a copy of Guy Saville's The Afrika Reich. The novel features an alternate version of World War II - and so does this contest! Sort of. Your challenge is to read the fake captions, and tell me what the real story is. You don't have to solve for all nine photos. Gracious! Despite what the Old AFSarge suggested in the comments, I'm not cruel!
This is a game of Tic Tac Toe. Solve for three in a row. You pick which three. But first you have to match captions to photos, and give me the real version of this silly alternate code the Nazis (or someone) made me use. That part won't be hard. Honest.
You may commence.
Anchovy - Canadian troops provided military working dogs as part of Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment, and had their muzzles taped at night so that their barking would not alert the enemy.
Bacon - A Russian gunner is depicted using a turret-mounted Sten.
Cupcake - The troop in the foreground learns to use his captured German potato gun.
Donut - Heavy equipment was used to blockade the Germans' advance route after the Axis landing at Dover. The Americans contributed this Sherman.
Eggplant - The American Secretary of Defense prohibited use of heavy armor on the continent of Europe.
Fajita - A rare photograph of Swiss and Italian versions of the Mk-62.
Gumball - Italian soldiers in a Typhoon? (I could not resist at least one clue containing a hint).
Hardtack - British Navy officers tour the prototype USS Enterprise.
Icing - Alright; everyone knows this is a Jeep. But few people know that it was designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
Don't forget to post your answers in the comments! You wouldn't want to get your three in a row and miss out on the credit, right? I'll just watch quietly while you work. Don't let me bother you. I'm not laughing. Promise.
|To the victor goes the book!|