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by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, As I said, to allow people to provoke is never the right policy (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8556&start=120#p83969) as demonstrated by the below sullen and acid sentence... "Be assured I will redouble my efforts to locate the reports currently being withheld b...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Matapan

Hi Dave, thanks for the reference and the interview. you wrote: "Yes, the chronology given by me above does need some correction. It was on the 27th, or X-1, that the second message, a long message, and the fatal, message was received." I see now what is this message. On March 27 at around 18:00 in ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Matapan

Hi Dave, you wrote "Bragadin wrote that especially Cunningham’s uncanny ability to sidestep the Italian submarine pickets indicated he had special intel." The Italian submarines were not completely avoided by Cunningham and this is another very sad part of the story for the Regia Marina (I can under...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Matapan

Hi Dave , you wrote: "...Even X day began with nothing out of the ordinary. Then Supermarina sent a long message to the Italian commandant on Rhodes. It contained everything; Dates, times, locations, aircover schedules, order of battle: the whole shebang!" Here I have to disagree with you and I don'...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Matapan

...that produced this intelligence report for Cunningham from ULTRA (already at 17:05 on MArch 25...) :

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An invitation to a "rich wedding", as you correctly said (but yet in an unknown location)...


Bye, Alberto
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Matapan

Hi Dave, many thanks for so much info. I was not aware of Cynthia story, as well as the Mavis Lever's discovery, while I was re. the "decoy" of the flying boat that "located" the Italian fleet (actually, only the cruisers of the 3rd division were spotted) at noon on March 27 and re. Cunningham "golf...
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

...neglected wounds can have harmful effects, though. "Someone" might have already got the "impression" he is allowed to freely provoke (e.g. using implicitly insulting words http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8556&start=105#p83938, http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=...
by Alberto Virtuani
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Paul Mercer wrote: "I would like to suggest that there should be no more allegations of cowardice towards Capt Leach in any further topics" Hi Paul, first of all, thanks for your usual kind post and respectful tones. It's true we have exceeded when accusing Leach, Wake-Walker and El...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "it is accepted that this part: "giving away useful information that was intended to be withheld along with, apparently, a great deal of other useful information, for commercial reasons presumably" is undisputed." No, it is merely presumed by Mr.Wadinga: I don't accep...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "After accidentally giving away useful information..." Not at all. After incautiously trusting the given word of a forum member... Reading the above polemic long post, I was unable to understand what is the point of Mr.Wadinga and what he is trying to demonstrate, onc...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, I wrote: "each time the tones are lowered, someone from the other side jumps in only to provoke" Dunmunro wrote: "A&A's theory was assembled using the same pseudoscience used by UFO researchers " I do consider this sentence a free provocation: let's see what the moderator will say a...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Alecsandros wrote: "Feel free to applaud yourself and put all your nightmares to sleep: there aren't any boogy men around to scare you. " (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8556&start=105#p83930) A perfect summary of the psychological situation here... :clap: The co...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "This individual has ignored and dismissed repeated appeals and warnings to moderate his behavior and appears to consider himself unilaterally exempt from any standard of forum conduct. " It's exactly the other way round as anyone can see from the past posts: each...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, northcape wrote (quoting Alecsandros): "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...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 136
Views: 2532

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, disregarding other evident provocations (again received during my forced absence), apparently allowed in this forum, like " revisionist " (that has even a strong political nuance...), " conspiracy theory " , etc of this and other posts...http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?...