London At War

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Coinciding with today's anniversary of Churchill's Battle of Britain speech.


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  • 1. 
    The first attack on London took place around 60 AD, when Queen Boudicca torched the nascent Roman city. Which of these ludicrous places is often touted as a potential burial site of the warrior queen?
    • A. 

      Beneath Platform 10 of King's Cross Station

    • B. 

      Beneath the BT Tower

    • C. 

      Beneath the centre spot at Arsenal's former ground, Highbury

    • D. 

      Beneath the aviary at London Zoo

  • 2. 
    In 1642, Charles I marched on London in an attempt to regain the capital from Parliamentary forces. At which West London battle was he repulsed, with barely a shot being fired?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Richmond

    • B. 

      The Battle of Turnham Green

    • C. 

      The Battle of Twickenham

    • D. 

      The Battle of Stamford Bridge

  • 3. 
    What was the original purpose of the building now housing the Imperial War Museum, in Lambeth?
    • A. 

      A banjo shop

    • B. 

      The Royal Barracks

    • C. 

      Private house of the Churchill family

    • D. 

      Bedlam Hospital

  • 4. 
    What are the forward guns on HMS Belfast, permanently moored near Tower Bridge, said to be trained on?
    • A. 

      Scratchwood Service Station

    • B. 

      The home of Boris Johnson's father, Stanley

    • C. 

      Wembley Stadium

    • D. 

      The mixed bathing pond, Hampstead Heath

  • 5. 
    How was the top secret transatlantic telephone room, from which Churchill made many calls to Roosevelt, disguised? (It can now be seen in the Churchill War Rooms.)
    • A. 

      As a multifaith prayer room

    • B. 

      As a police call box

    • C. 

      As Churchill's private cigar store

    • D. 

      As Churchill's private toilet

  • 6. 
    Where can you see statues to WWII RAF men Lord Hugh Dowding and Sir Arthur 'bomber' Harris?
    • A. 

      Strand

    • B. 

      Whitehall

    • C. 

      Kennington Road

    • D. 

      Old Kent Road

  • 7. 
    The Napoleonic Wars never directly touched London. But where can you see Napoleon Bonaparte's toothbrush?
    • A. 

      Apsley House

    • B. 

      In a glass panel beneath the statue of Wellington, at Bank

    • C. 

      Wellcome Collection

    • D. 

      Eastman Dental Hospital

  • 8. 
    The Florence Nightingale Museum can be found at St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth. In which was did the Lady of the Lamp make her name?
    • A. 

      First Anglo-Afghan War

    • B. 

      Boer War

    • C. 

      Crimean War

    • D. 

      War of the Roses

  • 9. 
    Which of these squares contains a plaque commemorating a Zeppelin bombing raid from WWI?
    • A. 

      Bedford Square

    • B. 

      Dolphin Square

    • C. 

      Queen Square

    • D. 

      Trafalgar Square

  • 10. 
    Which Tube station suffered a fatal crush, killing 173 people, in 1943?
    • A. 

      Bethnal Green

    • B. 

      Heathrow Terminal 5

    • C. 

      Bank

    • D. 

      Tooting Broadway