t-geronimo wrote:Are you talking about this single sentence?
"In a film on the submarine warfare Andrew Williams interviewed a crew member of Walker´s destroyer who witnessed that Walker had given orders to push surviving German submariners back into the sea when they did not immediately disclose the number of their U-boat and the commander´s name. They soon divulged the relevant details and were all picked up."
frankwl wrote:I'd rather Wikepedia existed than not but I'd never take it as the final authority on anything. It's a good guide to what one should verify and research on any subject . So goes for any encyclopedia. I've known contributors to Brittanica whose interpretations and relating of "facts" was, well, a little questionable. Whoever wrote the Captain Walker article was obviously keen to enhance the rising revisionist attitude that Nazi Germany was right and the Allies were wrong. Typical of this is the condemnation of Dorecetshire and Maori fleeing a U Boat warning after rescuing just 155 sailors when Bismarck was sunk. Nobody mentions that when Glorious went down more than 900 men went into the water and all but a handful perished while Scharnhorst and Gneisenau steamed away. Walker was fighting one of the most vicious naval wars in history and did less questionable things than some elements of the U.S. navy fighting the same kind of battle in the Pacific. Whatever Walker did I bet Prien or Kretshmer would have snorted with classic German disgust at his detractors today.
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