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by northcape
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 86
Views: 2067

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Lutjens was not such a commander, merely a unsympathetic automaton incapable of thinking beyond Well, I think it is very easy (and wrong) to judge persons based on their actions 80 years later, when we have little to no knownledge about the situation (and the persons themselves). In particular, if ...
by northcape
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 86
Views: 2067

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Mr. Virtuani: Please read some of the previous posts. If you do so, you will note that it was primarily Wadinga's commentary that was deleted/modifed, not your own, and that he was the one who was cautioned, not yourself. Bill Jurens. "Wie der Schelm denkt, so ist er." (my german-speaking colleague...
by northcape
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 2801

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

However getting 2000 men transferred in gale force conditions in the North Atlantic would be no mean feat. And you would have to get Donitz' U-boats and the Luftwaffe to play nicely as well. wadinga You are of course right here. And with hindsight, I think it can be stated that the British commande...
by northcape
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 2801

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

For what’s its worth I agree. If the people on the spot (who knew their ship inside out) recognised that they were effectively finished then they were finished. What a bloody awful way to go though. Hours of waiting with the knowledge that the odds of individual survival was very small. Perhaps a m...
by northcape
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 2801

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

Mr Virtuani, Here is my suggestion. If you believe that this map issue is of such importance, hire an attorney or file a plea with the United Nations. Just, whatever you decide to do, PLEASE stop filling the forum with your endlessly repetitive diatribes. I don't know how others here feel, but I am...
by northcape
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 2801

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

I trust that most of the readership will understand and -- if perhaps only reluctantly -- agree with this action. Should disagreement occur, and should that be of sufficient magnitude to justify commentary, I would not be adverse to someone beginning a thread in which we can discuss -- without refe...
by northcape
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4549

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Dunmunro, I think you see too much. Anyway, let's move to question #3 . Do you agree that the film sequence of Bismarck firing included in the PG battle film was taken at a later period of time than the photo shown in question #2 ? YES NO I have to say no, I cannot agree, because we have no reliabl...
by northcape
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4549

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hi all. I rescaled by 4X the image of the supposed first salvo: http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/Salvo1a?.jpg http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/Salvo1a?.jpg and circled the shadows. The thing is that the sun would be low in the upper right hand corner of the image, assuming a course of 220d at ~0553...
by northcape
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4549

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

I think it would be better to formulate that question in a timing context, e.g. if ship X fired at time Y, do you think that the relative time difference of PE opening fire was Z minutes (wheer Z can be either negative or positive)? If you want to use Hood's open fire time at ~0552:30 as Dunmunro j...
by northcape
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4549

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Question #1. Do you agree that the Prinz Eugen opened fire at 0555 hours? Yes No Why? (Optional) 5:55 in which clock system (german/british/which ship)? I think it would be better to formulate that question in a timing context, e.g. if ship X fired at time Y, do you think that the relative time dif...
by northcape
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 12545

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Does anyone have any thoughts as to where we might go from here? B Nowhere. As mentioned so many times before, the only constructive way forward is to avoid to get into religious discussions like this and don't open the door for missionaries. You have rightfully drawn a comparison to the disagreeme...
by northcape
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 12545

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

What puzzles me no end is why it is so important that Prince of Wales be portrayed as having delivered a top notch, first-class gunnery performance on 24 May. B Well, I guess your question is a rhetoric one. This whole new thematic subset which might be summarized as "RoF speculations" or simply "c...
by northcape
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 12545

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

I'm sorry, but many people on Kbismarck tend to forget why they are here: because they have been reading material posted by Antonio , Alberto , etc, since many years now. Would be interested to learn on what you base this statement on, or what makes you confident to speak for the motivation of othe...
by northcape
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 12545

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. If such a mode of operations would have been adopted, probably many debates about the disengagement would have been non-existent... Well, there are not many debates. There is only one, and in my view, it is hilarious, childish, and ridicolous beyond all imagination. It is the 21st century, and gr...
by northcape
Fri May 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 10557

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Please re-read your post and try to understand the failure. . There is no hope that any understanding will be gained. The best way to stop this painful and meaningless repetitions is not to react anymore. Attention-seeking personalities rely on a stage on which they can flourish, and creating disse...