Hello to those who wish to see things shut down,
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
this is the only way how to end this stupidity and get back to normal. After all, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Unfortunately, Antonio Bonomi who has formerly written highly respected technical reference works, has branched out into fiction and tirelessly promoted this Conspiracy Theory which he has fabricated. If he wished to keep his opinion to himself that would be one thing, but that is not his intention. He wishes to see his alternative history adopted as the "truth". He has recruited an acolyte (one drifted away) and his evangelical effort continues. His "truth" has already been published in an Italian language military magazine, Storia Militare and as we have seen, he plans to have his creation gain credibility by including it in his next technical work as if it had the same value as his work on colour schemes, photo identification etc.
Also, it is clear that nobody, absolutely nobody, takes this seriously.
Only by resisting and constantly exposing the inaccuracies, misrepresentation and omissions of his argument can this happy situation continue. The depressingly-high proportion of the population who believe the Moon Landings were faked despite the clarity of the evidence shows how the stupidest ideas can gain creedence even when the strongest efforts are made to discredit them. There is nothing which will make A & A change their minds, my arguments are not meant for that, because they are beyond help. However the excitement of their new "take" might deceive those just beginning to take an interest in naval history.
There are several threads dealing with PoW's or Bismarck's gunnery, The D/F question and other forums not at all concerned with the Denmark Straits, and none of which include the passions raised here. For those in search of the peaceful, harmonious life of uncontentious "mutual respect" they are a haven. If the vexacious atmosphere here in specific threads is too much to bear, one does does not need to enter. Through the good auspices of the splendid Jose Rico this website covers many different areas and we should all be suitably thankful to him.
they just make the difference between going directly under a Court Martial in case of a Board of Inquiry
Only in the case of vessel loss can a Court Martial be "called directly". In such a opinion-based case, and especially with so little information being available before reports were filed, whatever the preliminary report compiled by one individual said, it would be necessary to have a Board of Enquiry first as per Kings Regs
The May 31st letter proves that CMDS is a myth. The Conspiracy Theory is a myth built on a myth.
All the best