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by Ulrich Rudofsky
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Six in 1941. But I think it was even done in Kindergarten. I was permanently kicked out of Kindergarten after just a few days for being too hard to handle! :oops: :D
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

He noted that photographs of Hitler appeared throughout the ship and that, on entering the wardroom, every officer formally saluted one. or Yes, that was even the standard for us elementary school children when entering or leaving the schoolhouse. We had to salute the picture, too, or get ready for...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: “Lessons from the Bismarck”, TIME Monday June 9, 1941
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

“Lessons from the Bismarck”, TIME Monday June 9, 1941

TIME Magazine: “Lessons from the Bismarck”, Monday June 9, 1941 http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,795338,00.html# It is interesting that on Thursday 9 November 1941 the Kriegsmarine “Sonder-Pressedienst” distributed a very good translation of the TIME article, marked “Secret”": Was lernt man ...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63977

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Paper-modelling is an art form in Germany and some other parts of Europe.... even at the 1:1250 scale there are fanatic paper modellers. Others use matches or toothpicks. I agree with you that to build a real scale model you need to use all kinds of materials to get it perfectly right. http://www.fl...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure
Replies: 109
Views: 63977

Re: Bismarck 1/100 initial structure

Check out the 1:100 card-construction Bismarck model at http://forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index.php/topic,8678.0.html (you need to register to see the great photos) It is 95% paper and consists of 130 000 parts! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGPmqvuLN3E http://i84.servimg.com/u/f84/11/84/87/40/sdc12...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Back to Langsdorff.....looking at all the other hand salutes, his is in the old style as I pointed out before. It may mean something.

PS:
lower ranking person salutes first......
. Yes. We even had to salute the general/flag officers' cars even if they were not in it...... :D
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Addendum: Lütjens KTB transcription and translation is at http://kbismarck.com/archives/index.html Section 2.4.8
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Exactly what Keitel Luetjens are discussing is impossible to say since neither left any kind of written or anecdotal evidence You are right. The only entry about this visit in the war diary of Admiral Lütjens is: "5.5.41 0930-1700 Aviso 'Hela', Gotenhafen. Besichtigung der Schlachtschiffe "Bismarck...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS NEW YORK - LPD 21 Commissioning
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

USS NEW YORK - LPD 21 Commissioning

http://www.ussny.org is an interesting private webpage about the new USS NEW YORK. But I ask myself, ........ why does a modern warship need a ceremonial silver tea service in this day and age? I received an email from http://www.ussny.org : “Opportunity to Be Part of Naval History Through Tiffany &...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Here again ADM Lütjens receives a regular navy salute from the crew of the "Admiral Hipper". http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1871/hipperltjensjn4.jpg This caption is very frequently used for this photo on the Internet and I think people just copy the error. “Der Kommandant der Admiral Hipper: Kap...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Polish National Digital Archives
Replies: 2
Views: 5738

Re: Polish National Digital Archives

RF wrote:The picture shown is of Schleswig-Holstein shelling the Polish forts outside Gdyina.
Shelling the fortifications of Westerplatte......
Image
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Polish National Digital Archives
Replies: 2
Views: 5738

Polish National Digital Archives

Polish National Digital Archive has millions of photos and sound recordings; more than 100 000 are online. I can't read Polish, but it looks like there are more thatn 8000 WW2 photos on line http://nac.gov.pl/en/node/58 http://audiovis.nac.gov.pl/ http://img.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/PIC/PIC_37-203-6.jpg ...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: US Navy Training Ships?
Replies: 0
Views: 1419

US Navy Training Ships?

Most US maritime and naval colleges/academies seem to have some sort of training ship, e.g., EMPRIRE STATE, STATE OF MAINE, USNA yard patrol craft, KINGSPOINTER. Question: Does the US Navy have a designated training/school ship now ? Old School Ships: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:United_Sta...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 12001

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

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