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by Ulrich Rudofsky
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Some neat research findings
Replies: 9
Views: 4923

Mr. Veenenberg

"I must always smile about the spelling of German words by British or US naval experts." I guess you and I are are lucky. But then we have a nearly pathologic speech defect: we can't pronounce Th and W properly! However, gross errors in publications are just plain ignorance, sloppy editing or, I sus...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 73705

“Selbstversenkung” [self-inflicted sinking or scuttling of one’s own ship] is a frightening and recurrent theme in German naval history. This last ditch heroic effort of defiance and of depriving the opponent of the ship was very explicit in the mortal battle of the Bismarck. It was considered a Ger...