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by Alfonso Arenas
Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: New Kriegsmarine DVD set
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

New Kriegsmarine DVD set

Hi, all There is a new DVD set (3 units in a box) about the Kriegsmarine. About 2/3 is the same old material that most of us known, but 1/3 is totally new, at least for me. Minutes and minutes, if not hours, of never seen footage. An example: 5 minutes devoted to the meeting of Atlantis and Admiral ...
by Alfonso Arenas
Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 87621

The Armada

Hi, all I'm in favour of the spanish 'armada' versus the QE fleet (1588 or circa, I don't remember now). Not only because number of ships, amount of losses and men involved, but for the consequences. Best for England, to be free of catholicism till now. Worst for Spain, to suffer catholicism till no...
by Alfonso Arenas
Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Spanish Cruisers

Hi, Tiornu The book cover all of of these: Small Cruisers: Sánchez Barcáiztegui and Jorge Juan Wooden Cruisers: Aragón, Castilla and Navarra Unprotected 'third class' Cruisers: General Lezo, General Concha, Elcano and Magallanes Unprotected 'second class' Cruisers: Velasco, Gravina, Infanta Isabel, ...
by Alfonso Arenas
Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 6955

Canarias and other spanish cruisers' book

Hi, all There is a 219 pages book very rare and very hard to find that is, to my opinion, the best about spanish cruisers. It is very rare because it was not intended for selling. Its purpose was to serve as a present to personalities (politicians, ambassators, high ranking officers and so on). It w...
by Alfonso Arenas
Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: España Class Battleships
Replies: 6
Views: 4892

España Class

Hi, all

There is a lot of good and accurate info about the 3 'Españas' on Breyer's 'Battleships and Battlecruisers 1905-1970'.

Regards,
Alfonso
by Alfonso Arenas
Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 41980

top distance

Hi to all (I'm new here) As far as I remember, the top distance reached by any capital ship firing on anger was obtained by the Admiral Scheer: 45 km (shore firing, 4Q 1944; she 'sank' dozens of T-34's and KV-1's). Source, 'Verdammte See', Cajus Bekker. It was indirect firing (far beyond the horizon...

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