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by _Derfflinger_
Wed May 30, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Kriegsmarine Warships: A Ship History
Replies: 15
Views: 46765

Antonio - Thank you for doing these. A terrific reference!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue May 08, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 50045

Re: Bismarck Speed

Ulrich -

Neat pic ... the "Wisky" looks like some mean sea serpent!

Are there any pics of what the other guy looked like?

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat May 05, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Bismarck Documentary Online
Replies: 4
Views: 3753

It worked fine on 4 May, 2007. Nicely done!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat May 05, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: AJ Press - Kriegsmarine Topics
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Antonio & all:

Thanks.

Here's a good web listing of all the AJ Press books:

http://aj-press.home.pl/archiv_euro.HTM

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Vol. #3 A J Press series on the Bismarck/Tirpitz
Replies: 6
Views: 5549

Regarding AJ Press: I'd like to find a copy of #8 - Admiral Graf Spee & Admiral Scheer and #9 - Deutschland/Lutzow, Admiral Graf Spee & Admiral Scheer. Anybody have any leads? About a month ago, I narrowly lost out on eBay on a copy of #1 - Bismarck. I won't let that happen again! FYI, there is a co...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: Karl Heidenreich wins a mug
Replies: 25
Views: 20623

Gary -

Your ultimate nightmare:

KM Scharnhorst and HMS Warspite meet up with each other on the high seas, both in a foul mood, and both looking for trouble!

:shock:

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: AJ Press - Kriegsmarine Topics
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

AJ Press - Kriegsmarine Topics

Does anyone have a listing of all the AJ Press books that have been done on Kriegsmarine surface ships? My reason for asking ----- I just purchased a used 1997 book AJ Press did on Panzerschiff Deutschland/Lützow, this being Monografie Morskie 7, Pancerniki Kieszonkowe cz 1., by authors Waldemar Dan...
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Alf R. Jacobsen
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Alf Jacobsen's book Scharnhorst is well worth reading. It not only provides more good background on this favorite KM ship, but in particular gives the reader a fascinating description of the life and intrigue on and around the ship as she sat in the fjords, from both the German and Norwegian perspec...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Number of ships sunk by Deutschland/Lützow
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

Re: Number of ships sunk by Deutschland/Lützow

Of course, with the exception of the Graf Spee, the other heavy units of the Kriegsmarine did no better (like the ones on WWI - laying in harbour, one battle, laying in harbour - no strategic victory) Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer did quite well on her commerce raiding cruises - I'd have to look up t...
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 29175

True. Don´t know in the first times, but from 1935 onwards all the fighters of the Navy were specially designed for them. Moreover, companies like Grumman, MacDonnell and Chance-Vought never designed an aircraft for the Army Air Corps or the USAF. McDonnell Aircraft here in St Louis did indeed desi...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: KzS/FdZ Bonte
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

KzS/FdZ Bonte

I read in the Norway WW2 forum that a member asked if the body of KzS & FdZ F. Bonte was ever recovered, and if so, does he have a memorial grave. He was lost 10 April, 1940 at Narvik during the night, on, I believe, Z-21 Wilhelm Heidkamp.

Does anybody know?

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Hipper class CA's
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Gary - Great, I think you will enjoy it. I'd recommend you get the entire set - they are very convenient to have handy on the bookshelf for reference purposes.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Hipper class CA's
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Gary - This book on the Hippers is typical of all the books in this series - Bismarck class, Scharnhorst class, Deutschland class, German Light cruisers, German Destroyers as well as this book on the Hipper class heavy cruisers. These are translations of the same series of books originally published...
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Coount Luckner & his Seeadler
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

The two Lowell Thomas classics from 1927 & 1929 are both great reads as well:

- "Count Luckner, The Sea Devil", 1927, Doubleday

- "The Sea Devil's Fo'c'sle", 1929, Garden City

Decent copies of both are frequently available via eBay, Amazon, Bookfinder, etc.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Scharnhorst book - Vulliez & Mordal
Replies: 6
Views: 3091

Book alert! :!: For anyone interested in this early book on Scharnhorst (see the many postings above), there is what looks to be a decent copy, VG condition w/dust jacket, listed on eBay by someone in Florida - $21.95 plus s/h. This is FYI - I have no interest in it nor anything to gain from its sal...