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by Benjamin
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 5126

Re: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

Here is the uncropped original version of photo 2 printed correctly. :D
by Benjamin
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 5126

Re: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

Wow! I had no idea. I'm appalled and don't know what to say. :shock:
I believe the author visited the wreck with James Cameron. Are there photos of the wreck's interior, like engine rooms, magazines, cabins, etc.? I missed interior images in Ballard's book.
by Benjamin
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 5126

Re: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

I have no idea.
I don't have the book either!
by Benjamin
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 5126

Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy

Bismarck - Pride of the German Navy
John Asmussen
ISBN 978-1781550397

Any opinions on this one?
by Benjamin
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands
Replies: 31
Views: 3637

Re: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands

In the case of colonial territories the principle of territorial integrity prevails over the right to self-determination. That is why the UN declares these Refedendums as not valid because they are contrary to the principle of territorial integrity. Imagine if a group of people from say Ireland had ...
by Benjamin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands
Replies: 31
Views: 3637

Re: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands

But one thing you people forget is that the Falkland islanders are not entitled to the right of self-determination because the Falkland Islands (Malvinas in Spanish) are a colonial territory included on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories awaiting decolonization. Local referend...
by Benjamin
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49190

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

I think Admiral Scheer was most successful than Graf Spee.
by Benjamin
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands
Replies: 31
Views: 3637

Re: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands

My point was that the referendum is pointless because Argentinians didn't vote. The result was obvious.
Are Argentinians even allowed to go and live in the Falklands?
by Benjamin
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands
Replies: 31
Views: 3637

Re: Argentina's latest claim on the Falklands

RF wrote:There was thus a 99.74% vote to remain British.

What did you expect? They are British, so why would they want to be Argentinians?

Take 2,000 people from Argentina to the Channel Island of Sark, then make a referendum there. I bet they would vote to remain Argentinians. :D
by Benjamin
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 13372

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

So, the war last longer (unless the Allies drop nuclear bombs on Germany). I can see German jet fighters gaining the edge over the skies of Germany, and London suffering badly from Hitler's missiles. Are you sure about the Iran route ? That was the longest road... The war could last longer, and Lon...
by Benjamin
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 13372

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

Had the new U-boats been operating in large numbers, 100 operational at the front lines by the beginning of 1944, I think the Normandy landings would have been postponed , and Rommel has more time to strenghten the Atlantic wall. In the Eastern front the Germans would obviously do better without a s...
by Benjamin
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 13372

Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

Here is an interesting article by Siegfried Breyer. Could the War have been Won with the New U-boat? This question has been asked repeatedly, but the answer can only be: No. Under the assumption that a sufficiently great number of well-developed Type XXI U-boats could have been ready for service at ...
by Benjamin
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: First USN Warship sunk in WW2
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: 1st USN WARSHIP TO BE SUNK IN WW2

frontkampfer wrote:USS Ruben James was sunk on October 31, 1941 by U-552 Commanded by Kapitanleutnant Erich Topp while escorting convoy HX-156.

Wiki says this was the first United States Navy ship sunk by hostile action in World War II http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Reuben_James_(DD-245)
by Benjamin
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940
Replies: 31
Views: 17682

Re: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940

Even if they had radar, the "clutter" from reflections off the surrounding terrain inside the fjord would have rendered them useless. Yes, radar would't change anything at all in this case, especially when you face an enemy battleship inside the fjord. I was asking out of curiosity and th...
by Benjamin
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: First USN Warship sunk in WW2
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: 1st USN WARSHIP TO BE SUNK IN WW2

This incident happened before US entered the war but the ship was not sunk.
I think the first USN warship sunk in WW2 was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th. Cant say which one.

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