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by iankw
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 116
Views: 46695

Well Marcelo, over the years I have read a lot about Titanic, as I am sure you have. One of my favourite ever films is "A Night to Remember", which is solely about the loss of Titanic. I cannot recall any mention of the stern section crashing back into the sea, in any of the survivors reports I have...
by iankw
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 116
Views: 46695

I haven't even seen Pearl Harbour, after reading the many reviews here. Re Titanic: It is a good film in many ways but there is one thing that annoys me, and that isn't accurate (from all I have read) - the film shows the stern section breaking off and crashing down into the sea. I have never read a...
by iankw
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Military Historical Dates
Replies: 551
Views: 92139

A massive update there Karl, thank you. I have to say I was beginning to think history had had a very quiet week :cool:

Ian
by iankw
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Mers-el-Kebir
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

I'm with Karl on this one :lol:
by iankw
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Convoy WS8B - Relevance to Bismarck
Replies: 32
Views: 17269

Hi Como Keep the story coming, it is fascinating reading. I have a question for you. My mum's next door neighbour (sadly deceased a few weeks ago), always said he was on Exeter at the River Plate action, later moving to HMS Kent. From your description it sounds like you weren't on board for that act...
by iankw
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 10112

I do take your point Karl and, normally, I am not one for conspiracy theories - most things just are!! However, there are commentators who believe that Mrs Thatch deliberately sent out false "signals" to the Argentine government about the willingness of her government to protect the Falklands. One s...
by iankw
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: German victory at Jutland
Replies: 57
Views: 13409

I doubt that much would have changed Karl. Britain's geographical position favoured her wrt the blockade, and I don't think the political will was there to take on the GF at anything approaching parity. I'm accepting your scenario at face value, although I think it unlikely that losses of 14 to 4(is...
by iankw
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 10112

She was a legitimate target for sure, but the cynics amongst us thought that she posed a serious risk to Mrs Thatcher's election chances had she not been sunk!! A sizable chunk of the British press speculated on the sinking being necessary to prevent a diplomatic peace being reached, thus ensuring M...
by iankw
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Raft of the Medusa
Replies: 7
Views: 2488

A strange tale indeed, thanks for recounting it Karl. I guess if you are hungry enough you will eat anything!!

Ian
by iankw
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin
Replies: 36
Views: 21163

Thanks Ulrich.

Sorry not to get back to you earlier, after a week trying to come to terms with XP I finally went back to 98SE - so I've been offline for a while.

Cheers, Ian.
by iankw
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin
Replies: 36
Views: 21163

Why would the Kaiser's navy have a "Alice Roosevelt"? I'll bet it's an obvious answer!!

Ian
by iankw
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Raft of the Medusa
Replies: 7
Views: 2488

I'm a frayed knot Karl. Care to enlighten us?

Ian
by iankw
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Military Historical Dates
Replies: 551
Views: 92139

I don't accept that either Karl, as you probably know. But there was definitely something wrong that day. Well actually it probably goes back before the day of the battle, when he assigned his generals. Some of his decisions look very odd. I wonder if anyone has actually bothered to research this is...
by iankw
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: World´s bloodiest battle ever?
Replies: 87
Views: 43186

The table didn't format properly after I posted, I hope you can make out the relevant figures though.

Ian
by iankw
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: World´s bloodiest battle ever?
Replies: 87
Views: 43186

Hi RF Mustard gas and chlorine are two different chemicals, in fact chlorine is an element, whereas mustard is a compound. I found some figures for comparison on this site: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWmustard.htm Obviously I cannot verify the accuracy of the figures: British Gas Casualti...