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Class 6F at Farthingbottom School was very unusual this year. All the students had transferred from a School in the USA. Today was their first history lesson with Professor Flavanna.

"Welcome, children! I have observed that you all have nice alliterative names from good military families but, for the purposes of my class, I need to assign you all with new surnames. You shall now be known as:

  • Arthur Charlestown
  • Audrey Burnham
  • Barbara Reading
  • Brian Beverley
  • Clive Salisbury
  • Colin Leeds
  • Unwin Clare
  • Wendy Castleton"

"There are two of you who I think are in the wrong class, but if I have to teach you, you shall be know as:

  • Boris St. Francis
  • Steven Rosales"

"Now open your copies of All Hell Let Loose at chapter one."


Question: What are the children's real surnames?

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I am quite confident that the answer is correct.

Based on the clues.. history, alliteration, army

Arthur Charlestown

-> Arthur Abbot ->

Audrey Burnham

-> Audrey Aulick

Barbara Reading

-> Barbara Bailey

Brian Beverley

-> Brian Branch

Clive Salisbury

-> Clive Claxton

Colin Leeds

-> Colin Conner

Unwin Clare

-> Unwin Upshur

Wendy Castleton

-> Wendy Ward

Why

Apparently the surnames assigned are the names of USS Town-class destroyers

Boris St. Francis

-> Boris Bancroft
Note : HMCS St. Francis was transferred to Royal Canadian Navy

Steven Rosales

-> Steven Stembel
Note : USS Stembel was loaned to Rebpublic of Argentina on 7th Aug 1961

I guess that completes the answer. A very interesting format of the question though. Thanks for asking.

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    $\begingroup$ I was concerned that this would prove a bit too obscure, however you proved me wrong in 11 minutes! You've left 2 pupils out of your answer, though. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 21 '15 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ @GordonK Thank you for the patience. Have completed the answer. $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Sep 21 '15 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ Yes - all correct. You didn't even need to use the Professor's name. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 21 '15 at 14:43

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