62 Years ago today

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62 Years ago today

Post by _Derfflinger_ » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:59 am

Another anniversary to remember - 62 years ago today, Boxing Day, December 26, 1943, KM Scharnhorst was lost with most of her crew, above North Cape, Norway. A moment to remember her and her lost sailors ....


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Post by Antonio Bonomi » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:31 am

Ciao Derf and all,

time ago I worked on a brief summary of that battle :

http://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/scharnh ... front.html

just to remember tha same anniversay.

Scharnhorst was sunk after a gallant fight against overwhelming forces, his crew and his Officers deserve admiration.

The Artic convoys war was one of the worst scenario on the sea warfare, many sailors lost on icy waters, .... all flags, .... Rest In Peace.
Auf einem seemannsgrab da bluhen keine rosen
Ciao Antonio :D

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Post by Kit-Builder » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:38 am

There are no winners in war but death and injustice.
While I can take my hat of to a gallant enemy and admire their professional behavior, it should also be acknowledged that many civilian merchant men’s lives were saved with the removal of this predator from northern waters. Economic/strategic warfare is always hard to support in peacetime (even the winners find it hard to justify later) and it will be the seaman of this ship that carry tarnished reputations due to the reprehensible behavior of the Nazi Regime.
At lest those of us who try to understand history without hatred in our minds can see that these were brave and worthy young men like those in all the countries that fought.
Let them be remembered with honor.
“cowards flee a brave man’s fate”
"Feiglinge fliehen das Schicksal eines tapferen Mannes"

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Post by Matthias » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:10 pm

Dedicated to those brave men.

Ich hatt' einen Kameraden,
Einen bessern findst du nit.
Die Trommel schlug zum Streite,
Er ging an meiner Seite
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt.

Eine Kugel kam geflogen:
Gilt's mir oder gilt es dir?
Ihn hat es weggerissen,
Er liegt vor meinen Füßen
Als wär's ein Stück von mir

Will mir die Hand noch reichen,
Derweil ich eben lad'.
"Kann dir die Hand nicht geben,
Bleib du im ew'gen Leben
Mein guter Kamerad!
"Wir kämpfen bis zur letzten Granate."

Günther Lütjens

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Post by Matthias » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:51 pm

Another thing happened five days ago...


Rest in peace, Konteradmiral Topp.
"Wir kämpfen bis zur letzten Granate."

Günther Lütjens

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