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by behblc
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Expedition Bismarck 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 24300

Re: Expedition Bismarck 2012

Respectfully looking inside the wreck , I would be in favour of that , removing anything - absolutely not.
by behblc
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Bismarck offer surrender?
Replies: 51
Views: 14342

Re: Did Bismarck offer surrender?

Having read the book in question, and it is not a bad read, the answer still has to be no.
by behblc
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 124220

Re: Wreck salvage

Although I have not posted here very often, in my spare time I do a fair bit of reading on things Kriegsmarine related and in the course of this Bismarck and other capital ships. I can't really figure out why anyone would wish to raise the ship and much less why anyone would ever want to as has alre...
by behblc
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Bismarck offer surrender?
Replies: 51
Views: 14342

Re: Did Bismarck offer surrender?

The authors view comes from the recollections of a British sailor , his letters to,and the replies received from B.M-R.
by behblc
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tovey's decision
Replies: 60
Views: 9187

Re: Tovey's decision

Tovey knew that it was highly likely that Bismarck and her consort would not sit long in Norwegian waters and that a quick breakout was extremely likely , taking all his ships to sea would be like placing all his eggs in one basket - as has been pointed out what way might they come having two ships ...
by behblc
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's "Anton" / front turret.
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Bismarck's "Anton" / front turret.

Gentle men thank you for your information and views on the ranging gear / lack of range finding apparatus on the PE and Bismarck.
by behblc
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's "Anton" / front turret.
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Bismarck's "Anton" / front turret.

The lack of "ears" on the forward turret , when did the "ears" disappear and why ?
Would anyone have a photo of the "ear less front turret ?

Prinz Eugen also lacked a range finding unit on her forward turret.

thanks
js
by behblc
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 87933

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

An "Airfix" kit for my birthday many (many ) years ago , and a copy of Ludovic Kennedy's "Pursuit" , this backed up by his excellent and now very sadly neglected documentary made for the BBC in 1972..... when I think of the often repeated material seen on "Sky" and "History Channel" at the moment wh...
by behblc
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Bismarck offer surrender?
Replies: 51
Views: 14342

Re: Did Bismarck offer surrender?

Put this one down to "the fog of war" .
by behblc
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Killing the Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

Re: Killing the Bismarck

The authors view that revenge was a huge part of the motivation in sinking her does bring to mind Churchill's order to "Sink the Bismarck" not that the intention of Tovey and Holland was ever anything less to sink her , Hood's loss stunned national pride sinking her was one thing - "Killing her" doe...
by behblc
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Killing the Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

Re: Killing the Bismarck

I have almost finished it , when you get used to the author's style of writing it is not too bad. To being with the quality of the construction of the book is quite good , text is clear , font size good , quality of illustrations is varied and reproduction is sharp, map/ diagrams - too small and hel...