I have to respect your opinion, that is clearly different from Roskill's one.
I suggest you to write your own publication questioning his conclusions and underlining his mistakes interpreting the story of the Royal Navy in WWII, including the Court Martial, while Antonio (with my contribution, I hope) will write his own publications, showing to everybody not only the true story of the battle of Denmark Strait, but also the subsequent "sugar-coating" of the official version/reports and the "motive" of the alteration, the Court Martial threat, as it was interpreted by Roskill.
I wish you good luck for your work.
you wrote: "Tovey's allegations about a thwarted CMDS have not been proven by the information presented here"
I'm afraid that the followings:
- 1) Tovey's letters AND visits to Roskill, in which he dilated at length on the story, and that allowed the latter to publish it in two different books,
2) Tovey confirmation to McMullen and Blake (reported consistently with his letter),
3) Roskill confirmation about Tovey reliability and his interpretation of the CM as linked to ADM 205/10 papers (confirmed by all historian after him),
4)ADM 205/10 papers mentioning the Tovey's despatches and Barnes's acceptance to them from the Admiralty,
5) Sir Henry Leach identical way of reading Tovey's recollections and ADM 205/10 papers, when clarifying the charges against his father and against Wake_Walker,
6) finally, I'm sure (as I have already said) that there are other evidences of what was said between Pound and Tovey re. the CM. I encourage everybody to look into the various British archives and find them, as we have done with the above ones. Good luck, I will congratulate whoever will be able to find at least one (that we have already in our hands, ready for the publication) or any new one.
are more than enough for Antonio and me to publish our conclusions about this regrettable aftermath, adding and linking to them the intentional alteration of the reports (as clearly demonstrated on this forum) done to counter the menace of a CM and to "explain" the "certain aspects" that required a very careful investigation.