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by Antonio Bonomi
Wed May 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, we have now a written confirmation that not only Pound and Tovey spoke on the phone about Wake-Walker and Leach conduct during the Bismarck operation, but also we have the written evidence that they exchanged letters on May 28th, 1941 ( Pound to Tovey we do not have yet ) and from T...
by Antonio Bonomi
Tue May 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, @ Alberto Virtuani, you wrote : … that Wake-Walker was member of an influential family ... https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=wake+walker+&filters%5BwebCategory%5D%5Bphotographs%5D=on&pageSize= and … that there was a cypher for Admirals only (thanks to Mr.Wading...
by Antonio Bonomi
Mon May 21, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, I knew perfectly that when a Royal Navy ship was lost a board of inquiry was going to be made, we have many examples on the archives, ... like HMS Ark Royal, HMS Sussex, ... etc etc That was not the point I was trying to make, ... the point is how they did it, ... in which way they ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sun May 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, lets make clear some definitions that here in the " deniers " at any cost are trying to confuse in order to avoid to admit what was going on between Adm Pound and Adm Tovey on May/June of 1941. Enquiries -> Board of Inquiry -> Court of Enquiry -> trials for Court Martial -...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, any average intelligent person should and can realize very easily that the May 31st, 1941 letter between Adm Tovey and Adm Pound only reinforce and additionally confirms what Adm Tovey wrote to Stephen Roskill about this Board of Inquiry -> Court Martial attempt story years after th...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed May 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5931

Re: Photo Identification

Hello everybody, @ Herr Nilsson, I see and I agree with you. Another input we have is that D-Dora turret does not have yet the base turret painted with the RAL 7016 color used for Op. Rheinubung, ... so that must be taken in account too. We will get close, even if I still miss the reason of the Lind...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed May 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 2940

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

Hello everybody, @ Bill Jurens, I personally thank you to enter on this very long discussion and provide your opinion in general about all this. I am very curious to have your opinion about just few points we can read on the documents that I am sure you know very well : 1) If I follow your above log...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed May 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5931

Re: Photo Identification

Hello everybody, @ Herr Nilsson, I asked that question because on Tirpitz on the same period of 1942 ( April ) I noticed the uniform change with white for the April 20th, 1942 ( it was a Monday ... :think: ... was it considered a holiday the AH birthday ??? ) speech by Kpt zur See Karl Topp in Faett...
by Antonio Bonomi
Wed May 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5931

Re: Photo Identification

Hello everybody, @ Jose', We are surely in the spring of 1941, not at the commissioning on August 1940 because we can see the swastika banner already painted on the ship main deck stern and that was done in Hamburg on December 1940. Now we need to find out the occasion of Kpt zur See Lindemann speec...
by Antonio Bonomi
Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 2940

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

Hello everybody, Alberto Virtuani wrote : The problem of these guys is that when someone says something (perfectly logical) against the timid attitude of some officers, they have to pretend he was just insane ... It is " perfectly logical " too Alberto, ... they do not have any other way t...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat May 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, no Conspiracy at all, ... just a shame, ... a very evident shame, ... call it " Denmark Strait Saga " like Sir Henry Leach did, ... or call it a " regrettable aftermath " like Stephen Roskill did, ... still remain a shame. Like I wrote time ago, ... I understand ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat May 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, @ Wadinga, once again I have to write to you warning you about your personal attitude and personal offenses here in. Stick on the facts under analysis and do not bring into this discussion personal nationality, political reasons or something else. It is your problem if your Royal Na...
by Antonio Bonomi
Sat May 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, from the Court Martial request, the " path of orthodoxy " according to Graham Rhys-Jones : Circumstantial_Letter_Officers_names.jpg to the King rewarding on the London Gazette pages 5945, 5946 and 5947 : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35307/supplement/1 This is ...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, moving to a more interesting analysis : RN_system_naval_discipline.jpg In particular for an Officer : Circumstantial_Letter_Officers.jpg In my opinion it is possible that the reason of Adm Pound " contacting " by letter and phone call Adm Tovey, ... could have been the &qu...
by Antonio Bonomi
Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1452
Views: 38553

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, from Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leach_(Royal_Navy_officer) Despite a proposal to court-martial Leach for breaking off the action with the Bismarck after the Hood had sunk,[1] he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his part.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org...

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