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by Gerard Heimann
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 108721

An even more current book than Shattered Sword, which I enjoyed, also examines Midway anew, claiming to debunk many commonly held assumptions as to the basis of victory and defeat. It is Midway Inquest, by Dallas Woodbury Isom. It is well researched and generally proposes that the victory was a much...
by Gerard Heimann
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Thanks. I enjoyed that!

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USCG and PRINZ EUGEN
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Two very worthwhile pursuits! However, I read your original note to be saying that I&I was a nickname for Prinz Eugen. Did I ever get that wrong!

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USCG and PRINZ EUGEN
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Ulrich, I always enjoy photos of my favorite ship. What is I&I?

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Proofing of Naval guns
Replies: 7
Views: 3362

BTW, Prinz Eugen's barrels from Anton turret were tested at Dahlgren and were still held there as of several years ago.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

My view is that Gore has seized a volatile topic to keep himself in the public eye. I don't doubt that he believes in his crusade. Nevertheless, there is ample scientific discussion to the contrary of his positions, enough to shed doubt on his findings. I had not seen his product, but believes it ig...
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Statistic summary
Replies: 29
Views: 6279

The following website lists such specs very conveniently for Bismarck and nearly all other Kriegsmarine ships.

http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/ ... /tech.html
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS ALABAMA BB-8 as aerial target
Replies: 16
Views: 6265

It was the US strategy to burn Japanese cities one-by-one taking advantage of the tendency to construct its buildings almost entirely with wood. I don't remember the number, but I believe that over 50 cities were so targeted.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: H.M.S. Rodney damage
Replies: 66
Views: 30495

I believe that it was in Boston. Can't be very many shipyards there that would handle this work.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Greetings, friends! Norwegians here?
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

An interesting question. Regarding Tirpitz, did the RAF's constant bombing cause many civilian casualites and if so, I gather that Tirpitz' presence would be have been very unwelcome. Nevertheless, from various threads, I get the impression that its past presence is remembered with great interest an...
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: First hand history of WWII destroyer USS Dale
Replies: 0
Views: 1795

First hand history of WWII destroyer USS Dale

I recommend "Tales from a Tin Can" by Michael Keith Olson, 2007. An excellent history of the USS Dale from its days at Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. The special aspect of this book is that it is primarily a history as remembered by the surviving sailors of the USS Dale with author's notes interspersed ...
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Welcome and enjoy!
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Ek1 Awardee Franz Halke
Replies: 10
Views: 12042

Sending it back is probably the smart thing to do. This forum has a good share of experts and intelligent contributors but that does not make it cliqueish. If you browse through some of the threads you will see willing sharers of knowledge, photos, and other materials. You sent out 4 notes in the sa...
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: World´s bloodiest battle ever?
Replies: 87
Views: 41830

Karl, the Roman totals are two estimates by different historians. You can take one or the other but cannot add them together. The Romans took the field with 80,000+ that day, of which 50,000 - 70,000 were killed or captured. Still an incredible total but not what you stated.

Regards,
Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Convoy WS8B - Relevance to Bismarck
Replies: 32
Views: 16912

Dear Como, we all appreciate your taking the time to enrich our knowledge. On balance, the internet has been a great boon in sharing experiences. Your message today is a great example of that and helps memorialize precious history.

Gerard