As José correctly wrote above we have been: PLAGIARIZED !
Our material being taken, copied and used with no authorization requested, no acknowledgement recognized.
In my case, the article I wrote on the Denmark Strait battle, published on Storia Militare on December 2005 has been just taken and a bit modified on the sentences to try to conceal any wrongdoing.
I left for kindness on the author's website my 2003 version of that article with my name on it as author. After 10 years, he just changed it with this modified version and removed my name taking it over. This is how it looked like until a few weeks ago:http://web.archive.org/web/201302112238 ... attle.html
... and this is how the same page looks now:http://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/h ... attle.html
But, just to try to avoid this to happen again, and having been stolen of my works in the past on the same way, I put on the article a “Trojan Horse”
. I changed intentionally the first name of Prinz Eugen Torpedo Officer, KapitanLeutenant Sigurd Reimann with an invented name by myself: Ernst !
I did this in order to be able, in case of a situation like this one occurred, to demonstrate without any doubts that the text was copied from my text as it is self evident on many other statements in that book.
The trick did work as thought (like the Scharnhorst Baltic camouflage in the past) as the invented name was copied into the book, and you can find the evidence on Jose's link above.
It is NOT the first time the same person does those things; it will probably NOT be the last time.
I suspect that these 2 other works I did and left there for the reader's convenience, like the 2003 DS battle text, will have same destiny in the near future.http://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/scharnh ... njuno.htmlhttp://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/scharnh ... front.html
You can read more about all this and previous occurrences on several other forums:http://www.forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/in ... 625.0.htmlhttp://www.forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/in ... 537.0.htmlhttp://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 9&t=102717http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 9&t=119424
Therefore, I also find this misuse of my work to be deceptive, unethical, and not acceptable.
You are right Alberto: “It takes a whole life of researches and fairness to build a reputation“.
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )