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by Gerard Heimann
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Rommel
Replies: 13
Views: 3744

Re: Rommel

Rommel's knowledge and tacit approval of the assassination attempt on Hitler would probably have had a mitigating effect on not being tried.
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if Hitler had listened to his Generals?
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Re: What if Hitler had listened to his Generals?

Most importantly in my mind, no halt of the German offensive at Dunkerque.
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner
Replies: 1
Views: 3563

Re: Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner

This issue has been discussed at soome length at uboat.net and the consensus was that soem of the actions as represented by Mr. Werner are not supported by naval records. Nevertheless, it was a good read and despite the inconsistencies, it was a good portrayal of the service.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Wed May 14, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

Re: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

Thorsten, I did send a note last week, but have received no reply. Necessarily, it was sent in English, so perhap there's the rub!

Regards,
Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Fri May 09, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

Re: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

Many thanks, Thorsten. I have sent the museum a message and will share the reply.

Regards,
Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Thu May 08, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

Re: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

With the vegetarian overgrowth, a photo would not be useful, although one can reasonably see that the mound was too symetrical to be entirely natural. I believe that we did take a photo of the alleged machine gun nest and I will forward that when able. I did do some research today and see that some ...
by Gerard Heimann
Thu May 08, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

Re: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

Thank you for the suggestions. I will report back if anything surfaces.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Wed May 07, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 3392

Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

Also posted in the Off Topic Forum While visiting this past week, I walked with some local friends into the fields behind the village and was shown what appeared to be an extensive network of unreinforced trenches. In one area near the trench there was a circular cement structure less than 2 meters ...
by Gerard Heimann
Tue May 06, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Schopp, Palatinate, Germany
Replies: 0
Views: 3480

Schopp, Palatinate, Germany

While visiting this past week, I walked with some local friends into the fields behind the village and was shown what appeared to be an extensive network of unreinforced trenches. In one area near the trench there was a circular cement structure less than 2 meters in diameter. It had a metal band ar...
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz shelling New York
Replies: 130
Views: 19865

Re: Tirpitz shelling New York

On the surface of it, the harbor defenses appear formidable but a close review seems to indicate that the old vintage of many of the guns would not have the range against a Tirpitz laying far ashore. And if the initial poor defensive performance of the US against the u-boat operations was any indica...
by Gerard Heimann
Mon May 09, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Dana Wynter has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 4758

Re: Dana Wynter aka Anne Davis

Speaking of redoubtable..... thank you.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Mon May 09, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Dana Wynter has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 4758

Dana Wynter has Died

The redoubtable and lovely Dana Wynter, who played Anne Davis in Sink the Bismarck, has just died. Did Anne Davis have a rank in the movie? The movie details that I see do not specify.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 154
Views: 50945

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

And Mike, when you run through again, you will see the lovely Dana Wynter and not the long gone America actor, Dana Andrews. Just for the record. :D
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 10281

Re: The REAL first 'all big gun' battleship

Sorry, the missing umlaut makes all the difference!

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: General McChrystal's article and dismissal
Replies: 12
Views: 4578

Re: General McChrystal's article and dismissal

Shades of Gen. MacArthur!!