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by pgollin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. Again I would point out that IF we are trying to get a "rate of fire" rather than just number of rounds fired over a period, then the first rounds should be ignored. With the first rounds the guns have been been loaded and aimed, only after those first rounds have been fired can the firing cycle s...
by pgollin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

......... P 8 of 14 National Archives document "Copyright and Related Rights 2013 rev http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/copyright-related-rights.pdf non-commercial research - this might include research for a non-commercial publication (one which will not make any ...
by pgollin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Fellow Contributors, Here are two documents recently located at NA, Kew. Both are Crown Copyright. The documents are made available under the Open Government licence. These images were not made by the NA and are not subject to their image reproduction policy. ....... [/color] . As was demonstrated ...
by pgollin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 9
Views: 6069

Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

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I have had an e-mail from the UK publishers (Pen and Sword) stating that this book has now been released.

https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Battles ... ck/p/16351


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by pgollin
Fri May 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5643

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

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Well done Alberto for again demonstrating why your logic/arguments are so easily dismissed.

Please re-read your post and try to understand the failure.

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by pgollin
Fri May 31, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

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Alberto,

It is no good you trying to take some sort of moral high ground when you have consistently broken your commitment (given when accessing the document) to give the title and archive reference of the "Vickers report".

[personal commentary redacted. WJJ].
by pgollin
Fri May 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Old men's memories
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Old men's memories

. I live in the UK, of my two brothers one went to live in the USA when he was 26, and the other to live in Australia when he was 24 (was it something I said ??? ) The VERY few times we have met up since then has revealed very different memories of "interesting" childhood events, probably (?) becaus...
by pgollin
Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. As Bill "forgot" to do a bit of advertising, here is the listing from Amazon.co.uk (other retailers are available) ; https://amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1526759748/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Amazon are saying 30th June at the moment which agrees with the British publishers, https...
by pgollin
Mon May 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Fellow Contributors, Notwithstanding Phil's expert input, I hope the following will protect me: The default licence for most Crown copyright and Crown database right information is the Open Government Licence. I am not reproducing images from the NA Image library. I have made my own images of docum...
by pgollin
Mon May 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Gentlemen, I have often wondered if there are still unpublished documents somewhere in the MoD archives. The british Government have always been 'cagey' about releasing stuff to the public and seem to have made great use of the 'Secret', Top Secret' and 'Not to be published for X number of years' s...
by pgollin
Mon May 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Fellow Contributors< I believe Phil may correct about Government created images , but my images were created by me with a phone camera and there are no restrictions over the use of phone cameras at Kew. For high quality rostrum camera images created by the staff there a charge is made to cover thei...
by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. Unfortunately "fair usage" is an American legal term/idea, even though there is VERY LIMITED ability to use it in the UK - one should be aware that US law does not apply abroad. The Crown Copyright is very strict. (Academic institutions have slightly more freedom on copying and usage - but NOT on ...
by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

........ Under the Open Government Licence we are allowed to reproduce as above. Just as the Hood website includes large quantities of material from the National Archives. ....... [/color] . Unfortunately not correct ; http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/copyright/image-reproduction/ You/ we / I c...
by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 241
Views: 4125

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

wadinga wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Fellow Contributors, ......


............ I hope this image posting technique does not cause any problems. Enjoy!

All the best

wadinga
1: What is the archive reference ?

2: IF A British archive, strictly speaking you are breaking their conditions in posting the full images.

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by pgollin
Tue May 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 6515

Re: PoW readiness for active service

The "forum" works like any human civilization does , based on everyones qualities and merits, that, in this instance, can only be known - for the vast majority of us - through the written language (English in this case), that everyone is using to formulate arguments. Therefore, the capacity of ever...