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by northcape
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

I think it is very easy to overthink the images and use them to create a variety of highly imaginative narratives. The question at heart, though, is does any of this cast any useful light on the action itself, historically? Would establishing the precise positions of all ships in the action on a se...
by northcape
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

I think there is a lot of interpretation for just one photo where only short parts of two barrels are visible. Of course it is possible, but as for other reconstructions, there is not really any hard evidence to make this possibility significantly more likely than others. Looking at the PE deck plan...
by northcape
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

, therefore he will need to wait until 2022, when a new super-detailed map will be published by Antonio, addressing all residual "issues". As simple as that. Bye, Alberto Just to mention that "super-detailed" and "accuracy" are two fundamentally different things, where one does not automatically im...
by northcape
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Q.E.D.: even physical objects shapes cannot be accepted as a "fact"(http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3611, http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3612).... no surprise the " regrettable aftermath " of the Bismarck operation is indigestible for "someone". You don't ha...
by northcape
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Thank you Herr Nilsson, but I prefer to see this as one speculative interpretation, e.g. far from being strong evidence. There is nothing wrong with being in the realm of speculation (which might or might not be a correct guess of reality), one just has to be aware of the differences between evidenc...
by northcape
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Apart from multiple other criteria: The dawn engagement was at extreme range, but Bismarck fires her secondaries in this picture. It's very safe to say NH 69730 is from the Denmark Strait Battle. How can you interpret this picture such that the secondary armament was fired? In my view, the only sol...
by northcape
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5760

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

a) Based on your own battlemap (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3593) and assuming (as logical) that you have considered it as being the most accurate possible one, and the one that give to readers the best possible overview of the battle development (having signed and published...
by northcape
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3888

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: 96
Views: 3888

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: 3774

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: 3774

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: 3774

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: 3774

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: 5270

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: 5270

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...