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by Hillcrest
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 33862

Re: Marschall instead of Lutjens

I suppose had Bismarck avoided the rudder shot and made France, Eugen of course would be there also, perhaps repairs are carried out while Tirpitz is being made ready...Ooh, I've got it, Bismarck and Eugen sortie from Brest into the Atlantic, while simultaniously Tirpitz and Hipper execute a breakou...
by Hillcrest
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 33862

Re: Marschall instead of Lutjens

Hi Vic, Oh, I think the KM was aware of carrier capability also, but in the book I was reading on the Artic Convoys, when an aircraft carrier was even in the remote vicinity of the convoy , or "target" as it were, the KM response was something akin to panic...in the immortal words of M.Python, "Run ...
by Hillcrest
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 33862

Re: Marschall instead of Lutjens

Thanks for the info Vic... That paints a little different picture of Marschalls', er...judgement, doesn't it? It's interesting to note how short the time was after the sinking of Glorious that the Kriegsmarine assesment of an aircraft carriers capabilities changed. I was reading a book on the convoy...
by Hillcrest
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 33862

Re: Marschall instead of Lutjens

Hi Vic, Since I don't know how to isolate a quote; "If that was the way it happened, then Marschall acted....but that isn't how it happened' I have not been able to find anything stating that Marschall had knowledge of the British Carriers location, or that there were carriers in the vicinty at all....
by Hillcrest
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 33862

Re: Marschall instead of Lutjens

Ah Ha! Bekkers' writing in Wadingas' post makes the point I have been wondering about throughout this thread, "What would be the proper action?" Marschall spots the RN Force, has to assume they've seen him...Okay, it's a Carrier and escort, he had to have thought there were planes (CAP) in the air a...
by Hillcrest
Fri May 16, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 100190

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

Hmmm...I guess about 40 years ago my Dad took me to visit the U.S.S. Missouri, and being an avid fan of all things Navy, I started scouring the elementary school library "Military History" section, and ran across a book (paperback) titled "The Sinking of the Bismarck"....The What?? I looked at the d...