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by VeenenbergR
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Bgile. I was surprised that the Med. theatre did cost so many Allied aircraft, especially fighters. Ever heard of deadly HE177 missions (one Kampfgruppe) in the Med. against Allied naval vessels in 1944? They (the He177's) used the Fritz-X or Henschel guided bombs that destroyed the brand new super ...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Von Manstein: the greatest land-warfare Strategist of WWII?

- I personally do not know a better German one: Kesselring? Guderian? Model? Hausser? Lindemann? Von Rundstedt? Von Kleist? Von Reichenau? Höppner?
by VeenenbergR
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Bgile. No it was NOT the German High command preventing enough tanks would be able to reach the beaches to sweep them back into the sea. Where ever the German tanks would have been positioned that does NOT matter. The Allies always had enough means to land and hold the bridgehead. That was true for ...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Reasons why Germany didn't win the war
Replies: 100
Views: 7117

Re: Reasons why Germany didn't win the war

Japan did not win the war for the same reasons Germany lost it, but then even more pronounced: - bad leadership - inferior numbers - materially inferior to the US alone - bad intelligence systems (Midway!) - too many adversaries instead of trying to win 1 against 1 (but not the US!) - too ambtious g...
by VeenenbergR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Final Moments
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Bismarck Final Moments

Bgile: Bruno Rzonca told: Bruno: Otherwise I wouldn’t be alive. I was there to the last moment you know, and even so when I was swimming in the water, I was 100 feet away there was not a hole in the hull from all the torpedoes. They shot 71 torpedoes and 12 hits. Not one came through. Dorsetshire sh...
by VeenenbergR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Final Moments
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Bismarck Final Moments

Question to all: On the last picture of the sinking Bismarck, she claerly sinks by the Stern raising her bow (where Lindemann was supposed have standing). How on Earth then could some survivors state that they have wittnessed: - all 3 propellors turning slowly.... - the sections near the rudders int...
by VeenenbergR
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Battle of Little Big Horn
Replies: 49
Views: 12006

Re: Battle of Little Big Horn

On this rainy Sunday I did read this series of articles about Custers last stand. I bought in 1985 a very fine thick cardboard also huge game from Italy: Little Big Horn with 3 levels of terrain all expressed in cardboard. http://zargosl.free.fr/little-UK.html There were 3 scenario's: the historical...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Mkenny: Yes Reynolds is reasonably German biased. The titles of his books at least suggest so. Byron Angel: what I did not realised is that Glantz his argument was that the Russians did not retreat or give away easily during the German approach to Stalingrad. They counterattacked where ever they cou...
by VeenenbergR
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Why Germany lost WWII: Barbarossa derailed: Heeregruppe Mitte advanced 500 kilometers within 3 weeks after the start of Barbarossa and captured nearly 500.000 prisoners. Once across the Dvina and the Dnepr Heersgruppe Mitte encountered surprisingly 5 fresh Soviet Armies and Soviet forces in Mogilev ...
by VeenenbergR
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Anybody already read latest books of Glantz about Stalingrad (2 volumes out of 3) and the very latest about Barbarossa Derailed ??? Glantz is brilliant!!! The no1 Furthermore more books are pouring out of Rolf Hinze which is virtually (next to Alex Buchner) the only German author which describes the...
by VeenenbergR
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

mkenny: THX, I omitted the twin engine fighters, nightfighters, ground attack planes, recce, transport, sea-planes from my totals. Which were also rounded. Your total is about 6000 A/C and these refer to all fighters and bombers I suppose, excluding trainers, ground attack planes, recce, transport a...
by VeenenbergR
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Bgile: if you mean the numbers of VVS and USAAF and RAF: they were roughly the same, with the difference the Germans could easily fly over the Eastfront with bombers up to the end, while in the West they were intercepted..........at ve-day both had 17.000 aircraft (total 34.000) against 8000 of the ...
by VeenenbergR
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Bgile. True! Still the early campaings of WWII were seldom very bloody or very intense fighting occurred somewhere: - Poland: the Bzura outbreak attempt perhaps, - Norway: the sinking of the Blücher (1 incident) and some desperate fighting for Narvik, but only minor units involved - Netherlands: in ...
by VeenenbergR
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Tommy and Bgile. Allright then, that is true and I am fully aware of the frigtfull battles which were fought also in the battles of a lesser scale than "The great Eastern Front pockets". Each campaing had its "highpoints" were the fighting became pitched dark and very intensive. Both by the way the ...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 46679

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Sorry guys, that I could not convince you of the gigantic struggles and disasters of WWII, I always was so deeply moved and fascinated by. As a boy I did read Stalingrad through the eyes of the German author "Carell" (Barbarossa) and because he wrote " in a way you were there " I felt sympathy for t...