Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

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Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by RF » Tue May 24, 2016 1:45 pm

Today, 24 May 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Denmark Strait, the cataclysmic event which established the legend of the Bismarck and ultimately spawned this website.

In marking this date, let us remember all the sailors who died in this battle.
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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by paulcadogan » Tue May 24, 2016 2:38 pm

Remembering all those who perished 75 years ago on this day - on both Hood and Prince of Wales - may their memory live on.

According to the HMS Hood website, the ship's bell display will be unveiled today in Portsmouth.
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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by Alberto Virtuani » Tue May 24, 2016 6:25 pm

I do join RF and Paul in remembering the brave sailors who perished on board one of the finest ships ever built !

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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by RF » Fri May 27, 2016 2:42 pm

And today, 27 May 2016 marks 75 years on from the final destruction of Bismarck.
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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by Alberto Virtuani » Fri May 27, 2016 6:43 pm

And today too, I would like to remember all the German sailors who perished on board of another beautiful ship.....

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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by paulcadogan » Sat May 28, 2016 3:41 am

Remembering the Bismarck and her crew today.....

Remembering all the people and ships on all sides who were involved in those monumental days - 18 - 27 May 75 years ago.

Their memory will live on....
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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by paulcadogan » Tue May 31, 2016 7:59 pm

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Re: Battle of Denmark Strait - 75th anniversary

Post by RF » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:50 am

And very nice it looks.

Whilst I can appreciate the reasons stated for recovering the bell from the seabed - reasons which are not beyond dispute - I think the bell, being part of a war grave, should have been left where it lay.

A replica, stated as a replica, could have been used instead.
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