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by Alberto Virtuani
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Matapan

Hello everybody, "Just because Supermarina drew a turnback point on the assumption of no enemy contact doesn't mean the Commander "had to obey orders". " Sure, as well as Lutjens could have disobeyed orders following PoW after Hood demise....or he could have chosen to sail to the Indian ocean, inste...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, thanks to Mr.Jurens for his intervention against an explicit provocation. However, as the "guy" seems to have doubts about the format (yes/no), I would suggest to concentrate on the "moderator" role, performing this kind of redactions in advance against his side, not only when asked...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody,

after all the above "excuses", does anybody want to provide clear answers, according to his own "understanding" of the battle, to Mr.Rico's questions ? (Yes/No :wink:)


Bye; Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

pgollin wrote: "you think in your own little binary way... " Is this a polite way to address another forum member ? If yes, I can define Mr.pgollin way of "thinking" in very interesting ways too, starting from his suggestion about the "fog"..... Where is the "moderator" (not the "guy", who apparent...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, "Things are NOT just yes or no..." ...but everyone has hopefully an opinion (based on evidences) of the battle development, therefore can provide his answer in an honest and open way, without quibbling... The rules have been established by Mr.Rico (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/vie...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, Bill Jurens wrote: "...insisting on a binary "yes' or "no" response simply renders the entire exercise futile..." Therefore, if you and some others " fellow contributors " consider the exercise "futile", just don't come in this thread and stay in your "indeterminateness". That's it....
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, The rules from Mr.Rico are very clear (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8576#p84207), as well as the voluntary participation (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8576#p84231).... However, if unwilling to play the game, let's try to either answer the ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Matapan

Hello everybody, once again, please read the official documents or stop this discussion that is becoming ridiculous and very embarrassing when using wrong sources.... The orders I speak about are related to the Ambra mission started on March 21 (not 22) (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?...
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, for the second time no answer yet to Mr.Rico's questions 3 and 4 from a forum member who prefers to comment: "there we have it: Simon and Garfunkel versus Bonomi and Virtuani. Once again, the indeterminate nature of this exercise arises." ...well, no. Simon and Garfunkel vs emperor ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody,
"A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest..."
...and a man cannot see what he refuses to see....



As Franz Joseph said about the Mayerling "incident" (when asked by journalists some years later):
Everything is better than the truth

Bye; Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Matapan

Hello everybody, then, apparently, the wikipedia author has picked up from a (largely fantasy) account available in the network or in other books. I repeat (hopefully for the last time to this insistent forum member who MUST find an Italian author who invented something to vindicate the British auth...
by Alberto Virtuani
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Matapan

Hello everybody,
while I don't exclude that an Italian writer could have been wrong, please don't forget to check R.Chesneau and J.Rohwer too.... :lol:


Bye, Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Matapan

Hello everybody, let's leave these very poor attacks to the Italians writers (first Bragadin, then Giorgerini, now Bagnasco...), only motivated by the anger after all the defeats suffered re. the Denmark Strait battle by the Italians (Adm.Santarini included) .... "who decides what is "correct"?" The...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, would rephrasing question #3 to: " Assuming the photo is genuine and not retouched, 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 ? help some undecided "fellow contributor...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1642

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody,

my answer to question #4 is yes. The three of them can be easily distinguished from the main armament smoke, looking at the film.


Bye, Alberto