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by Gerard Heimann
Thu May 31, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What´s all is about... at the end
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

According to Wikipedia...."The brigade was not completely destroyed, but did suffer terribly, with 118 men killed, 127 wounded. After regrouping, only 195 men were still with horses". Out of 661 or 673 according to various sources.
by Gerard Heimann
Tue May 29, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 116
Views: 46103

A Bridge Too Far for land, and In Harm's Way for the sea. For Classical times, Spartacus.
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WWII Ships in Use or Existing
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

Karl, try the following message board to the Tin Can Sailors. Maybe they will have an answer.

Gerard

http://www.destroyers.org/Forms/message.htm
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WWII Ships in Use or Existing
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

WWII Ships in Use or Existing

I think that we all recognize that research these days seems to yield so much more information than ever before. For example, the Kriegsmarine's Fleettender, HELA (as Angara in the USSR navy) is for sale in Sevastopol. I also note that LST - 510, which participated in the D-Day landings, is in ferry...
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Spain allies with Axis, takes Gibraltar, seals off Mediter
Replies: 44
Views: 14455

Powerful in theory, but ineffectively commanded.
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Graf Spee stern emblem
Replies: 12
Views: 4767

Ulrich, if you check the Spee pictures on John Asmussen's website, you'll see that these emblems did go into battle. The reason is that the Spee was at sea when war was declared and did not have the opportunity to remove them. Gerard http://www.deutschland-class.dk/admiral_graf_spee/gallery/gallgraf...
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Great photo albums
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Ulrich, thanks as always for your interesting "finds". I find myself wondering what will be found next.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 9211

Tiornu, a difficult scenario on the surface, but with Jerry Lewis as an incentive, it might work. I have never understood the French fascination with a performer whose work I cannot watch for 2 minutes.

Gerry
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck model made of 70000 matchsticks
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Ulrich, that is amazing. One thing is for certain, it will be virtually unsinkable!

Silverton
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: EUROPA
Replies: 5
Views: 3512

Ulrich, thanks for the view. When boats are out of their element, they look even more enormous. On the "hard", even my 37' Silverton appears large!
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bracketed -- Hazard a guess?
Replies: 14
Views: 4495

Good work, Tiornu! As miraculous as you think your work is here, it would pale next to the Mets winning the NL East. The next couple of weeks will tell. Coming from a forlorn LA Dodger fan.
by Gerard Heimann
Mon May 09, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: In Memoriam Johann Hellwig
Replies: 6
Views: 10938

Rest in Peace.
by Gerard Heimann
Wed May 04, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hitler Youth Service
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

Ulrich, thanks for the beer calculation. I was fogging over at the discussion of past and present value of currency until you made it real.

Silverton
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 11038

Very good as usual, Ulrich, but what time of day?

Regards,
Gerard