This thread is about German photographs and where they indicate German ships were, relative to one another. Fantasy theories about why some British documents are not available are irrelevant and a mere distraction.
and laterI totally reject Antonio’s thought that NH69729 shows the Bismarck bearing down on the Prinz Eugen at nearly a 90-degree angle. As I said earlier, this would close the gap between the two ships in only 40 seconds, which is clearly not feasible.
This repeated observation by Robert Winklareth in 2006 was not challenged or contested by Mr Bonomi although it contradicted both his meticulously-created photo sequence/track and the Gefechtskizze.Do you still claim that the Bismarck was coming at the Prinz Eugen at nearly a 90 degree angle? We can still discuss that concept if you want to.
My observations included:
No contention from Mr Bonomi just:Bismarck is heading directly at right angles to the rail. There are virtually no rails aboard the entire vessel (PG) which are at 45 degrees (or 90) to the centre line, to allow this to be a view looking aft.
But he never scrapped his conjectural plan, which was contradicted by these photos.Now I think we all can say with a very high confidence level that Nh 69729 was surely taken midship as I said , between the catapult and the crane.
It shows Bismarck coming 90 degrees to Prinz Eugen beam on starboard side.
Prinz Eugen was sailing from right to left on course 270 degrees.
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