Alberto Virtuani wrote:... "seconds became minutes"...
The following article was written by Antonio Bonomi of Italy. It was originally published (in Italian) in the December 2005 edition of "Storia Militare" (N. 147 - ANNO XIII). It was subsequently translated into English by Antonio with further refinement by Phil Isaacs. We feel that although it is impossible to ever precisely determine all aspects of this battle with 100% certainty, Antonio has nonetheless done an admirable job. The result is one of the more thorough and largely accurate reconstructions of this battle.
What about "Storia Militare" 281?
Antonio Bonomi wrote:Hello everybody,
the German opening fire at 05.53, like the HMS Hood exploding at 05.58, are just "what if " exercises somebody likes to play with.
We do have Official documents telling us the correct timings of those events : very solid milestones.
The incorrect declarations of RearAdm Wake-Walker ... from Hood First board ( Blake ) to Hood Second board ( Walker ) with " The Plot " ... and Adm Tovey incorrect PoW retreat declaration at 06.13, ... are proven facts, ... available evidences on Official documents.
There is an enormous difference between the 2 things, ... and everybody can very easily realize it.
Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Re. A-arcs, I think it was the first turn that wooded the fore turrets (it's discussed in the same thread I posted above....how tiring to have to repeat each time the same considerations.... ), but as I admit this is my interpretation, please try to build an alternative COMPLETE salvo chart for PG, respecting the max RoF of 27 secs and Jasper GAR.......
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