Page 1 of 1

Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:04 am
by jbhistory
I am wondering if any of the Hoods 3 survivors ever met any of the Bismarcks survivors in person. What were their feelings towards each other? Did Ted Briggs ever meet and speak to Rechberg? I am sure they knew who each other were.

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 pm
by Byron Angel
jbhistory wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:04 am
I am wondering if any of the Hoods 3 survivors ever met any of the Bismarcks survivors in person. What were their feelings towards each other? Did Ted Briggs ever meet and speak to Rechberg? I am sure they knew who each other were.

A quick check of the interweb suggests that there has been a long (and ongoing) relationship between the HMS Hood Association and the German Kameradschaft Bismarck. I found no explicit statement to the effect that party A ever actually shook hands with party B, but I would not be surprised to learn that it occurred. My readings in military history suggest that, once the guns fall silent, even the deadliest opponents are inexorably drawn to one another as kindred spirits and the only ones with whom they can share their experiences.

A small miracle of the human soul IMO.

B

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 pm
by HMSVF
Byron Angel wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 pm
jbhistory wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:04 am
I am wondering if any of the Hoods 3 survivors ever met any of the Bismarcks survivors in person. What were their feelings towards each other? Did Ted Briggs ever meet and speak to Rechberg? I am sure they knew who each other were.

A quick check of the interweb suggests that there has been a long (and ongoing) relationship between the HMS Hood Association and the German Kameradschaft Bismarck. I found no explicit statement to the effect that party A ever actually shook hands with party B, but I would not be surprised to learn that it occurred. My readings in military history suggest that, once the guns fall silent, even the deadliest opponents are inexorably drawn to one another as kindred spirits and the only ones with whom they can share their experiences.

A small miracle of the human soul IMO.

B

Don’t know about HMS Hood,but if you go to Edmond Knights memorial site you will see....


http://www.esmondknight.org.uk/page-2/page-30/


That he met the “Baron” and that they remained friends for many years.

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:13 am
by jbhistory
Byron Angel wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 pm
jbhistory wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:04 am
I am wondering if any of the Hoods 3 survivors ever met any of the Bismarcks survivors in person. What were their feelings towards each other? Did Ted Briggs ever meet and speak to Rechberg? I am sure they knew who each other were.

A quick check of the interweb suggests that there has been a long (and ongoing) relationship between the HMS Hood Association and the German Kameradschaft Bismarck. I found no explicit statement to the effect that party A ever actually shook hands with party B, but I would not be surprised to learn that it occurred. My readings in military history suggest that, once the guns fall silent, even the deadliest opponents are inexorably drawn to one another as kindred spirits and the only ones with whom they can share their experiences.

A small miracle of the human soul IMO.

B
I was thinking the same but I was hoping to find some memoir, interview, etc. of an actual meeting between some of them.

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:15 am
by jbhistory
HMSVF wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Byron Angel wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 pm
jbhistory wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:04 am
I am wondering if any of the Hoods 3 survivors ever met any of the Bismarcks survivors in person. What were their feelings towards each other? Did Ted Briggs ever meet and speak to Rechberg? I am sure they knew who each other were.

A quick check of the interweb suggests that there has been a long (and ongoing) relationship between the HMS Hood Association and the German Kameradschaft Bismarck. I found no explicit statement to the effect that party A ever actually shook hands with party B, but I would not be surprised to learn that it occurred. My readings in military history suggest that, once the guns fall silent, even the deadliest opponents are inexorably drawn to one another as kindred spirits and the only ones with whom they can share their experiences.

A small miracle of the human soul IMO.

B

Don’t know about HMS Hood,but if you go to Edmond Knights memorial site you will see....


http://www.esmondknight.org.uk/page-2/page-30/


That he met the “Baron” and that they remained friends for many years.
I did not know this. I didn't even know that he played Capt. Leach in that movie. Thank you for that bit, although I am hoping to find something between Hood and Bismarck survivors. I cant seem to find anything.

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 am
by Herr Nilsson
http://www.diebismarck.de/GB_News.html

Scroll down to Juli 2006.

Re: Did any of Hoods Survivors ever meet Bismarck Survivors?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:38 am
by jbhistory
Herr Nilsson wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 am
http://www.diebismarck.de/GB_News.html

Scroll down to Juli 2006.
Yes, this is the kind of stuff I looking for. I will look into the making of that show and see if there is more about them. Thank you.