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by hans zurbriggen
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial

Hello jabeque,
congratulations. Very nice work, filling a gap in existing books. Drawings allow to compate battleship protection in way that is easy to understand.
I will get the book! Can you please tell us whether Amazon is the best way to order it ?

hans
by hans zurbriggen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: French navy taken over by the kreigsmarine
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: French navy taken over by the kreigsmarine

Hello, I agree with both Mr. Wadinga and Mr. Saxton analysis. I think Hitler should have forced Franco to war before or instead of attacking USSR. He really did not understand sea power importance. Gibraltar and Malta should have been neutralized immediately. This would have made position of Alexand...
by hans zurbriggen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Treason

Hello, I agree with Mr. Angel. True treason (masked by pseudo humanitarian reasons) was committed at much higher levels and in all countries. Motive was to favour immigration in order to lower labor cost (thus our own salaries, a double treason). Traitors were financial powers, more than politic rep...
by hans zurbriggen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, thanks to Mr. Jurens for evaluation of Bild 146-1990-061-27 photo. I agree on distance, if image is not cropped (and image is surely at least slightly cropped, not respecting proportion for 36x24 mm) and if lens is 50 mm. We can only hope it is cropped only vertically. About angle of railings...
by hans zurbriggen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, to Mr.Jurens: I am sorry. My previous post contained an error in photos links. It should have been: Are you speaking about NH69729 ( https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-69000/NH-69729.html ) or about Bundesarchiv photo pos...
by hans zurbriggen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello to Mr. Wadinga writing: 'we are talking only say, c. 20 degrees to perpendicular. ' I agree with both you and Mr. Nilsson. In my opinion angle cannot be much more than 30°. Still it might be a non negligeable angle. About 'flash photo', there are not sufficient information in such photo itself...
by hans zurbriggen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, sincere thanks to Mr. Jurens as moderator for his wise words. I think we should always avoid to be less than respectful when discussing. I beg pardon if my poor English sounds sometimes 'rude' to native speakers. To Mr. Jurens as participant: I agree that Mr. Bonomi's 2005 map cannot be consi...
by hans zurbriggen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, to Mr. pgollin: instead, I would say the 'problem' is that you ignore the only facts here: 1) we are discussing Bismarck track, not heavy cruisers tracks. 2) Mr. Bonomi map respects all available evidences. 3) Mr. Jurens said that he came to same conclusions based on 'independent examination ...
by hans zurbriggen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, Thanks Mr. Dunmunro. I have read some alternative theories from you regarding these aspects, that are in no way related to Bismarck track reconstruction that we are discussing here. Still, no complete reconstruction can be built using your assumptions, due to other conflicting evidences. Mr. ...
by hans zurbriggen
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, to Mr,Jurens writing: ' Basically, aside from the rather poorly drawn and incomplete track chart of Prinz Eugen, what we really have is a collection of anecdotal comments, a few snips of (probably heavily edited) film, and a few photographs which hardly can be considered more than 'snapshots'...
by hans zurbriggen
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, to pgollin writing: 'The whole point of others' arguments is that the available evidence is insufficient/incomplete to support any claim that the map/reconstruction is "consistent - and no one can claim that it is "accepted" by anyone/everyone' Very politely, everyone who has recently publise...
by hans zurbriggen
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, I said I will not accept the polemic, more (Mr. Dunmunro) or less (Mr. northcape) kindly expressed above. Logic: it is a fact that there is no other consistent reconstruction available today, not an opinion. Mr. northcape and Mr. Dunmunro are invited to build themselves (or to show from anoth...
by hans zurbriggen
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, I repeat that it is not worth continuing this debate. To Mr.Jurens writing: 'the photo can be 'interpreted' so as to support almost any pre-determined theory or, conversely, almost any theory can be successfully generated from the photograph.' My point is simply that there is no other theory ...
by hans zurbriggen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, to Mr. Wadinga writing: 'I consider his map even less acceptable than before, given the new evidence we have.' Respectfully, so be it. Instead, I say that Mr. Bonomi map is the most consistent and widely accepted, among the published ones. If a better exists, I have not seen yet. Possibly som...
by hans zurbriggen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11303

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

Hello, thanks Mr. Nilsson, I agree mast height is more precisely 46,5 (without small antenna, obviously not visible in film) than 45 meters. With the quality of the film available however, I do not feel it is worth to go more in detail, as other measuements have to be approximated when using the ima...