Wadinga wrote: "Once again, where in 205/10 does it make any mention of a Court Martial threat....Roskill does not confirm Tovey's recollection, he merely confirms his belief in them. "
I have discussed this at lenght with Mr.Cag already.....
It's Roskill who interpreted ADM 205/10 papers as being the reference for the Court Martial story (as per [u]Tovey letters and visits
to him)[/u] and of all the investigations needed to clarify the "certain aspects
" that "prima facie" were.....simply NOT in line with the Royal Navy tradition.
You may disagree with his judgement of course, but this is what Roskill says and what all historians after him have plainly accepted. The same interpretation was later shared even by Sir Henry Leach, who correctly had Wills to split the charges between W-W and his father, according to ADM 205/10
and Barnes's acceptance of Tovey despatches
I respect your personal opinion, but, believing Roskill knew Tovey better than you (and had his account of this story), and believing he was able to understand the RN mechanisms better than you (only in the most recent times, because you believed it in the past when you were writing a quite good article....
), I stay with him.
you wrote: "Where does Phillips criticise Wake- Walker's actions? "
sorry, both Mr.Cag and I have already given you the answer to the very same question of yours, it was Adm.Davies in his account of the War Room events on 26 and 27 May...... how many times we will need to repeat things ?
If this is not an intentional "trolling" attitude, please avoid to ask again and again the same questions and accept facts.
you wrote: "If he really believed he would not have cited Kennedy."
Totally incorrect. Even if the papers were from him, Kennedy was the first to publish them. He was OBLIGED to cite Kennedy, being a fair writer and not a plagiarist.
"It takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition" (Adm.A.B.Cunningham)