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by Herr Nilsson
Wed May 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5972

Re: Photo Identification

Yes, I know, but according the regulation all officers had to wear white caps.

Considering that there is the fuel hose March seems to be too early.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5972

Re: Photo Identification

„Führers Geburtstag“ was a holiday. OTOH the dress code could be ordered different from regulation. Peaked caps for example had to be white after April 20th for all Officer, but you will hardly find a picture with white caps at all. May 1st is a holiday as well. I don‘t believe it was April 1st, bec...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed May 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5972

Re: Photo Identification

Does anybody knows precisely the KM sailors uniform change date, ... from winter ( dark ) to summer ( white ) ? Sundays and holidays during the summer half of the year (between March 20th and September 22nd) and during home leave. There are a fuel hose and two life belts in the background. In the o...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue May 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 3186

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

Alberto,

as I said I see no insinuations here.

I remember the thread you've linked to. However it's not expicitly about Pound's criticism in this matter. This thread is, isn't it?

In context of the new source presented by Sean (thank you so much again!) Pound's criticism seems to be rash indeed.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue May 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 3186

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

Alberto, I do not understand Pound's reasoning anyway. The loss of any of the cruisers would have provoke the loss of touch as well. There was no "best solution" but just "to the best of one's knowledge". Or the other way round Wake-Walker had the choice between the devil and the...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue May 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 3186

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

Alberto,

in my experience memories are changing over the years therefore Tovey's and Ellis' memories have to be treated with caution. Pound apparently was a person with a difficult personality regardless of his brain tumor.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 3186

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

I see no insinuations, but just a winkingly mention of typos.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics
Replies: 72
Views: 3186

Re: 1941 Criticism of Royal Navy Officers' tactics

@wadinga

Thank you very much. Another good example that snippets are worthless without context. :clap:
by Herr Nilsson
Sat May 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

... as evident for any Navy officer, but Mr.Wadinga was not and he cannot understand Navy officers behavior, feelings and sense of duty. :lol: IMHO that's a very weak argument. It's easy to turn it against you: "... as evident for any British, but Alberto is not and he cannot understand Britis...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri May 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

@Antonio

Thank you, but page 228 is much more interesting.
by Herr Nilsson
Fri May 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

@Antonio I think the reason of a lot of our misunderstandings is that just snippets are presented and not the entire source/context. I think that's what wadinga meant when he wrote "redacted" in the past. I don't have book available right now, but in my opinion page 227 can't be separated ...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu May 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

If this is true, why has Pitcairn-Jones revised the battle summary?
by Herr Nilsson
Thu May 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

.... Brodhurst had all evidences in his hands, including Tovey 1941 and 1961 letters. So why did all historians never find any evidence of a "cover up"? I mean to say you cite them and praise them, but all of them are criticising Pound and Phillips and not Wake Walker and Leach and Tovey....
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1469
Views: 39774

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

But the professional historians (and Admiral Leach and Admiral Tovey) are all criticising Pound and not Leach and Wake-Walker, aren't they?
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: Scharnhorst Class Specs: Armor Thickness

Do you think it was the same for the main turrets with the 60 mm upper deck extending around the barbette up to the sides of the ship (for around 6 meters on each side in case of "B" turret, less for "A" and "C") ? I don't know. It depends on the arrangement of the pla...

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