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by iankw
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Military Historical Dates
Replies: 551
Views: 92188

Hi Karl,

A quick google of "chicken marengo" comes up with thousands of references for it, below is one which combines the recipe and the legend.

http://members.cox.net/jjschnebel/chmarengo.html

Ian
by iankw
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 131180

I wonder how Jellicoe would have fared had Tryon not had his experiments cut short rather dramatically. Young Jellicoe was on board and some of his colleagues (apparently) had a whip round for him, to replace the money he had spent on paint for the ship (I guess that isn't news to anyone who has rea...
by iankw
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin
Replies: 36
Views: 21197

There is indeed a Port Erin on the Isle of Man, although I haven't delved into it very deep. I also noted a Wiki reference to Erin as "a romatic name for Ireland used by 19th century poets....", I couldn't follow that up because everytime I open Wiki it crashes my puter!!! So it's either or for that...
by iankw
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Military Historical Dates
Replies: 551
Views: 92188

You missed one Karl, although you mentioned the less important event in 1800 :).

The birth of a new dish - chicken marengo, after which the famous battle was named (j/k)

Ian
by iankw
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin
Replies: 36
Views: 21197

Hi Gary

Off the top of my head isn't Erin a reference to Ireland, from the dim and distant past? Not that that explains it use in any way.

I think RF means the Germans don't seem to have used female names for ships. I am sure he will clarify what he means momentarily.

Ian
by iankw
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: June 18th: anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 3130

Likewise Karl.

regards
by iankw
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: June 18th: anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 3130

Indeed so Karl, I can't disagree with you, I was merely pointing out a fact. As for generalship I rate both Wellington and Napoleon but, on the day, Napoleon was certainly not his usual self. His decision to leave Soult in Paris, and to give the cavalry to Ney was a disaster, similarly with giving G...
by iankw
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: May 10
Replies: 104
Views: 23873

I don't think we should write off the significance of Verdun from the German perspective. Originally conceived as a battle to "bleed the French army white" it undoubtedly succeeded but, what I think was unforeseen at the time, it also bled the German army white too. Imo neither army was capable of a...
by iankw
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: June 18th: anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 3130

Whilst I share your sentiments about the battle Karl I do have to put the record straight on one thing. British troops made up less than half of Wellington's army, and that doesn't include the Prussians who made sure of the result. At that time Britain still had a small, professional army (of which ...
by iankw
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: June 4th, 5th and 6th: a couple of interesting anniversaries
Replies: 26
Views: 8107

I have two problems with the mess that is Iraq today. Firstly Saddam was not a terrorist in the global sense. He might not have been very nice to some of his own people but then neither is Mugabe, and what are the US doing there? He certainly kept his people under control, which isn't the case today...
by iankw
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Malvinas/Falklands war - Alleged attack on HMS Invincible
Replies: 153
Views: 102255

I think you mean the Santa Fe which, if I remember correctly was taken out by a hand held missile launch system (something like Milan I think).

Ian
by iankw
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lusitania
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Hi RF I didn't mean to imply that the British did the deed, rather that they allowed it to happen - that was the impression given by the programme. The Captain was supposed to take the blame but, apparently, the man in charge of the enquiry refused to carry out that part of his instructions. Sorry i...
by iankw
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lusitania
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

I watched it and was left feeling somewhat disappointed, and perplexed. It seemed very weighted against the Admiralty, and I wonder just how much of that angle is true. Admittedly my reading of the campaign against commerce is sketchy, but I have never read anything in the military side of things th...
by iankw
Tue May 29, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck armed with 11-inch guns
Replies: 29
Views: 9044

Thanks dm, I'll check those out later.

regards
by iankw
Mon May 28, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck armed with 11-inch guns
Replies: 29
Views: 9044

Re Karl's suggestion that Germany might have had 50+ extra operational U-boats, and that this might have made a difference: My stock answer to this is that Britain would not have stood idly by and watched this growing threat without responding. But I have been wondering if a British response was lik...