As far as I am concerned the idea to compare the Royal Navy Officer ( Wake-Walker, Leach and Ellis ) decisions/actions at Denmark Strait with any Officer of the Italian Navy in any action on WW2 is simply offensive to say the least.
This baseless attempt ...
Antonio Bonomi wrote:
Unfortunately for you the evidence are there, ... the existing documents are available, ... for the ones that want to know the truth.
Sure there are British " hooligans " that are trying in any way they can, ... sometimes using real unfair conduct and wording, ... and even personal attack and offense against who is only trying to discuss the evidences ... to maintain the " official " version of those facts like has been written on last 70 years more or less.
But we all know it is incorrect, ... it is wrong, ... and created only for war propaganda needs.
Your wording is an useless way to try to discourage and silence who is only looking for the truth ... and the current conduct of the persons acting like this is only showing their real personality and inability to accept an educated discussion on the matter ... even after 74 years of an historical event.
I do not think I need to explain more how limited this mind set is ... on 2015. Bye Antonio
............I have my own views on the conduct and performance of the Italian Navy in WW2 but I avoid such narrow minded or tunnel vision interpretations of events so I don't apportion blame on senior officers. .........
For sure, Iachino decision was not an easy one and, with hindsight, it was the worst one. However it was a proof of moral courage to refuse to leave the Pola to her destiny and in this sense I defined it a proof of gallantry,
... in one of a series of threads unjustly denigrating the actions of several RN officers, based on non-existent evidence. This baseless attempt to smear the reputations of British officers awarded Honours for their actions....
They were NOT believing that the British battleships were at sea. The only encounter they could fear of, was the one with cruisers or destroyers.
however no visual sighting was made of the Pola from the British ships at that time, while Pola crew saw the British ships, thinking they were Cattaneo's ones
Wadinga wrote: " At 19:45 Pola was torpedoed during an attack by carrier-based aircraft, short range biplanes....."
Wadinga wrote: "Incorrect. Barham had her main armament tracking Pola when the instruction was received to engage the moving threat on the starboard bow,..... "
I wrote: "Barham guns were trained to Pola only after the red signal was seen aboard the British ship"
Wadinga wrote: "Iachino was informed earlier in the day there was at least one British battleship at sea,"
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