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by Vagabond
Sun May 11, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Danish ships seized
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Danish ships seized

... ...However, they kept volunteer Danish crews aboard and did not reregister them as British. Are you sure about this? As far as I know, Danish merchant ships in British service were all re-flagged, unlike the ships of belligerent but occupied European countries. I have to correct myself on this ...
by Vagabond
Sun May 11, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Danish ships seized
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Danish ships seized

... The August 1941 act which outlawed the Communist party was enacted with a very big majority in Danish parliament ...which brings us back to the issue of "consensus" government again; they may have renacted it with a large across-the-party-barriers majority...but because they wanted to, because ...
by Vagabond
Sat May 10, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Danish ships seized
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Danish ships seized

Brief again, since it's not central to the subject. Perhaps a split-off would be a good idea? Danish prime minister had already declared to his cabinet on April 8 that in the event of German invasion, ...yes, by the time the legendary "golfcourse" conversation that percolated information through to ...
by Vagabond
Sat May 10, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Danish ships seized
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Danish ships seized

It's an aside, so I shall strive to make it brief: ...Denmark "technically" remained neutral - for the very simple reason that in the two hours between invasion and the Danish Government surrendering... it didn't have time to declare war on Germany! ... That was a conscious decision rather than a qu...
by Vagabond
Sat May 10, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Danish ships seized
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Danish ships seized

Technically speaking Denmark wasn't occupied. Denmark wasn't treated as an occupied country but rather as a sovereign territory with Germany taking care of its defenses. In reality there was not much difference, apart from Denmark retaining a higher degree of political independence than 'properly' o...
by Vagabond
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum problems?
Replies: 201
Views: 51255

Well, Uncle Bob, the thread you referred to is just a basic flamefest directed at another forum. I fail to see how you can interpret an admonishment that criticism of another forum should be taken up with that forum as a blanket ban on discussions going from one forum to another. http://forum.axishi...
by Vagabond
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum problems?
Replies: 201
Views: 51255

Re: RE: What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander?

Greetings to Chairman Pipes, his august lieutenants and the community as a whole. Howdy Jason! Well sir, in light of your posting of Thursday - February 21, 2008 - 3:21pm, old Uncle Bob does find it ironic that the Feldgrau Forum is the conduit for information regarding the operative status of the ...
by Vagabond
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum problems?
Replies: 201
Views: 51255

Re: RE: What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander?

Greetings to both citizen "Vagabond" and the community as a whole. Well "Vagabond" (or Jon if you so prefer), in light of your telling posting of Friday - February 22, 2008 - 12:31pm, old Uncle Bob would like to convey his appreciation for your candor with this not so unimportant matter. I will mos...
by Vagabond
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum problems?
Replies: 201
Views: 51255

Absolutely :)

Seriously, in situations like this, Feldgrau has served well as a place to post information about AHF downtime and vice versa. No need to suggest anything else.
by Vagabond
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum problems?
Replies: 201
Views: 51255

Re: RE: What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander?

Greetings to Chairman Pipes, his august lieutenants and the community as a whole. Howdy Jason! Well sir, in light of your posting of Thursday - February 21, 2008 - 3:21pm, old Uncle Bob does find it ironic that the Feldgrau Forum is the conduit for information regarding the operative status of the ...
by Vagabond
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Horses in the Luftwaffe
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Back to the original question asked, a Luftwaffe field division had an establishment horse strength of 1,263 by March 1944. That's only about 1/4 of what a 1. Welle German infantry division had, but then German divisions grew smaller and smaller as the war went on, and the LW field divisions were pr...
by Vagabond
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Horses in the Luftwaffe
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

No, the wheels do *not* weigh 2 tons each, and no, the barrel is *not* 20 feet long. According to the lonesentry page linked to above, the German 105 mm howitzer weighs 4,260 lbs, or about 1.9 metric ton. The barrel of the German 105 mm howitzer is 18 calibres long, hence the '18' in the gun's desig...
by Vagabond
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Were the Me321 or Me323 ever flown with a light tank aboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 7281

Here's a nice little clip from YouTube of a Me 323 unloading a Pz 38 (t) and what might be an Opel Blitz truck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7V6JHGwQU8& Of course there's no telling if the footage is staged for propaganda purposes, but at least it seems that a Pz 38 could fit physically inside th...
by Vagabond
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: AHF down?
Replies: 20
Views: 6937

Those who want a more balanced view of the MCF and its past history with bogus posters may wish to consult this newsgroup: http://groups.google.com/group/MCFexposed Personally I'd double-check everything posted on the MCF. After all, the MCF leadership has a noted habit of banning past moderators, d...
by Vagabond
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis history forum down???
Replies: 114
Views: 30601

Is the AHF down again or am I the only one having problems?

I get 'document contains no data' and 'connection timed out' responses alternately.