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by Randy Stone
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

I am sorry, Mr. Winklareth...

...but I simply have to turn you down on ‘restarting’ this or any other topic absent new or additional material. I can not, and will not, play the pawn for you. And frankly, what is there to ‘discuss’ – as you put it – concerning the Schmalenbach and Jasper testimony when you bitterly dismissed seve...
by Randy Stone
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

Mr. Winklareth...

...Given that you yourself brought up the letters of support from Messrs. Rohwer, Kennedy and the Naval Institute in support of your hypothesis to begin with, I am at a loss to understand why you now categorize such support as ‘inconsequential.’ Of course, considering that you have previously – as I...
by Randy Stone
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

Oh really ?

Robert J. Winklareth wrote: As I was saying, Randy already said that he was out to discredit me and my book... Bob
Mr. Winklareth:

Would you be so kind as to provide specific posts, comments, statements or whatever where I said I am "...out to discredit (you) and (your) book" ?

Randy Stone
by Randy Stone
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

This persistent false claim is annoying...

...My concept of the battle and reversed photo theory have been accepted by the editorial staffs of Chatham Publishing in London and the U.S. Naval Institute Press. My book "The Bismarck Chase" has sold over 5,000 copies... Bob Mr. Winklareth: We have been through all of this before and let me repe...
by Randy Stone
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

You make a good point...

...Patrick, but I always try to keep in mind that Antonio's English is better than my Italian.

Randy
by Randy Stone
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

I have no problem with Ulrich's translations...

...but given the editing I would definitely prefer to review the original German documents myself. You do appear to be catching on to the point, however, that "The Bismarck Chase" fell down badly without the benefit of primary documentation. But then, that's very common knowledge too. The main point...
by Randy Stone
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

I agree here with George,...

...Antonio. As was posted on another forum -- the Hood forum, as I recall -- no serious researcher or enthusiast takes the reversed photography theory seriously. And for good reason, as you have amply demonstrated. And, as you well know, I have long encouraged you to ignore the repeated attempts to ...
by Randy Stone
Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

DS Theory

Hi Antonio and George: No one has flamed Mr. Winklareth -- it is his own text, as has been clearly laid out, which is at issue. You, George completely mischaracterise -- or misunderstand -- what has been written. Again, it is the work which is under review and has been found -- again, sadly -- lacki...
by Randy Stone
Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: DS reversed photo theory and battle maps comparison
Replies: 63
Views: 29355

I agree with the major points you have made Bill although...

...perhaps, not with precisely the same emphasis. The first thing I find interesting is this carping about labeling this thread about reversed photographs. Of course, Mr. Winklareth is certainly entitled to request another title for this thread. But this is most interesting given the fact that it wa...
by Randy Stone
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Battleship Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3107

Battleship Books For Sale

For Sale: Item 1 Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905-1970 Siegfried Breyer Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York 1978. This hardcover title is somewhat uncommon and out of print, but this particular book is in virtually ‘mint’ condition. It appears to be unread and has no evident wear. There are no st...
by Randy Stone
Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 1921 firing trials against Baden
Replies: 145
Views: 138945

Actually...

Hi Jose: I seem to recall vague (my emphasis -- Randy) claims being made in another thread regarding the supposed ability to reduce a photo-based speed estimate to a 0.5 knot error margin when all available experts noted that 2-3 knots would be more in the proper and "viable" range. George ...the c...
by Randy Stone
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 1921 firing trials against Baden
Replies: 145
Views: 138945

I agree...

Perhaps you want to start a new thread on "Yaw Effects". ...as I see it, this issue of yaw -- which has been raised before -- could use its own thread. As I have noted previously, this issue of yaw has been much advertised but insubstantially supported beyond some vague assertions. Frankly, Bill ha...
by Randy Stone
Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 1921 firing trials against Baden
Replies: 145
Views: 138945

Bill, I am fascinated by this conversation...

...insofar as many questions have been asked but precious few answered. You are misquoting me. I can't recall ever suggesting that yaw "...is one of the most fundamental variables involved in external ballistics calculations." Bill Jurens I distinctly recall similar misquoting before but perhaps it ...
by Randy Stone
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Effect of Gun Blast on Surface of Sea
Replies: 9
Views: 5830

Schmundt's Report

OK to me Antonio's logic makes the most sense. Setting aside the other points, if the photo's were printed "backwards" wouldn't people have noticed that right away? Surely people who were there would have seen them and pointed out the error. Steve Crandell Good point. With Schmundt and others breat...
by Randy Stone
Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 41287

I disagree with...

...the assertion that not much has been resolved or that there has been a general rush to judgment, George. "Not much has been resolved...Some very noble attempts were made, but I, for one, am not about to make any conclusions... (it) seems to me that there has been a general rush to judgement on ma...