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by Terje Langoy
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: July 3, 2010: 70 years since Mers-el-kebir
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: July 3, 2010: 70 years since Mers-el-kebir

paulcadogan wrote:Terje, I understand that this book covers Dunkerque but not Provence. Could you summarize what it says about Dunkerque's damage?
Paul, I suggest you take a look at the thread “Fuso vs Queen Elizabeth” in the hypothetical scenario forums for info on the Dunkerque.
by Terje Langoy
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Twins vs Beaufort
Replies: 3
Views: 7648

Twins vs Beaufort

G´day all I am looking for literature concerning British aerial movements around the channel coast - March 1941 to February 1942 - thus I turn to you for book recommendations. Of the few books I have paid attention to so far - Torpedo Airmen by Nesbit and Breakthrough by Potter - are any of these wo...
by Terje Langoy
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: July 3, 2010: 70 years since Mers-el-kebir
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

G´day all

Paul, I strongly recommend you order the book French Battleships 1922 - 1956 by authors Jordan and Dumas. It has proven itself as one of the more valuable additions to my library.
by Terje Langoy
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneiseanu propaganda film
Replies: 10
Views: 3872

G´day all @ Olaf Thanks a lot for uploading those images! They are indeed extracts from the colour sequence in the documentary I was referring to in my previous post. Red is not the colour that comes to mind upon viewing these. Particularly not if you compare the oblique turret face with the capstan...
by Terje Langoy
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneiseanu propaganda film
Replies: 10
Views: 3872

G´day to all @ Antonio It was indeed the turret top sequences that had me shoot for Feb 1940; in particular the one deployed during transit of the Nord-Ostsee Kanal after Admirals bridge was closed. It had me reminiscent of late photos of the "Iron Dog". (red turret top with a white circle) As I und...
by Terje Langoy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneiseanu propaganda film
Replies: 10
Views: 3872

These clips are also featured in the documentary " Schlachtschiff Gneisenau - Flottenflaggschiff der Kriegsmarine " Antonio If I were to say the majority of these clips most likely was filmed aboard Gneisenau while in transit from Brunsbüttel to Wilhelmshaven after she passed the Nord-Ostsee Kanal 4...
by Terje Langoy
Mon May 10, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Anglo-German Naval Treaty 1935
Replies: 13
Views: 6053

The "adherence to the treaty" was meant to display the French line of policy vs. German naval rearmament, nothing else. It is to be read in the book I mentioned initially that the cause for the French response, bitter but brief, not actually was the treaty itself but rather the manner of which the B...
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Anglo-German Naval Treaty 1935
Replies: 13
Views: 6053

The practical effect of the treaty was the denunciation of the Versailles treaty and the freedom granted German design- and construction offices to distribute "fleet tons" as opposed to previous "design tons" and the ability to plan for fleet strategy rather than spend their efforts on covert ship d...
by Terje Langoy
Fri May 07, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Anglo-German Naval Treaty 1935
Replies: 13
Views: 6053

It is a quote found at p.11 in the book.

Do you have it?
by Terje Langoy
Wed May 05, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Anglo-German Naval Treaty 1935
Replies: 13
Views: 6053

A quote from Eva Harazsti´s book Treatybreakers or "Realpolitiker" - this was a French diplomat´s spontaneous remark upon the Naval Agreement in June 1935

"...It is not merely treachery, it is folly"

I´ll try to make a more substantial post on this later
by Terje Langoy
Tue May 04, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Battle of Stromvaer
Replies: 65
Views: 46993

Some time ago I bid and won a photo of H.M.S. Repulse with a NY press note on the back quoting a German report which claimed the Repulse had been badly damaged Oct. 16. 1939 in action with Günther Prien´s boat.

I imagine there´s quite a lot of such bogus reports to be found.
by Terje Langoy
Sat May 01, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Battle of Stromvaer
Replies: 65
Views: 46993

All hits made on both sides during this action are accounted for earlier in this thread.
by Terje Langoy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The Battle of Stromvaer
Replies: 65
Views: 46993

An interesting press photo I recently picked up at eBay ... http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=11427&image=365181504&images=365181504,365181544&formats=0,0&format=0 and by interesting I´m not referring to the photo captured during shipyard trials in april 1938 but rather the mess...
by Terje Langoy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 39328

Somehow I've gotten the impression that Hood and PoW each had portions of the minute they were supposed to fire in so they wouldn't interfere with each other's spotting. If Hood was firing half salvos she would have fired more often than once a minute. Oh, and generally you want to get on for line ...
by Terje Langoy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 39328

Actually I wondered the very same thing - Admiral Holland´s last order would suggest the forward turrets were indeed the active ones - and if that be the case then shell expenditure of the Hood in this battle must have been quite low. The first salvos would be ranging salvos, then add for further co...