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by Enrico Cernuschi
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: USAAF B 17 and B 24 losses in the Med. 1943
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

USAAF B 17 and B 24 losses in the Med. 1943

Hello Gentlemen, are the aircratf Allied losses in the Med. since January until Sept. 1943 available? I'm pariculaury interested about the USAAF B-17 and B-24 losses. The famous Ploesti raid in Aug. 1943 numbers are well known, but ther's almost nothing regarding the heavy bombers losses during thei...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Why did the Italians fight so poorly?
Replies: 42
Views: 14024

Hello Gentlemen, as I worte before it seems there was tendency to democracy by any regime duritng world was two. It this was a God's sign or simply because under stress condictions nature has a tendency to chose automatically the most effective (and in this case lethal and merciless) system is somet...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

I was unable to register in the marine forum :oops:

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Hello Peter K.

meeresstile und gluckliche fahrt.

I will try on the site you suggested me, anyway I confide in a fuerther broadside of yours.

Bye :wink:

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Why did the Italians fight so poorly?
Replies: 42
Views: 14024

Hello Sid, you are right, of course, and you know too that I have got an high opinion of democracy as the most effective political system at war; I would dare to add that when the fight is harder ther's a tendency to return to democracy even in the most dictatorial regimes. In Italy the June 1943 Un...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Why did the Italians fight so poorly?
Replies: 42
Views: 14024

There were (and there are) two great Freemasonry societis in Italy, the Grande Oriente d'Italia and the Rito Scozzese Antico. They were fierce rivals so it's impossible to say that the freemasons followed a line during Fascism. The influence of these entities were, anyway, quite small after 1924 (th...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Thu May 31, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Spirit of Peter K. enlight us, please!


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by Enrico Cernuschi
Mon May 28, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 17559

Hello Sid, as a matter of fact I consider IB argouments someway ridiculous and naive, anyway the hope to find a document wrote by Churchill in his own blood and signed in front of witnesses where he stated to have used cynically the Londoners to save, after a life of political disasters, his seat as...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sun May 27, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Hello Gentlemen,

by a cross examination I was able to discover that on

11/12 Oct. 1944 three (not six) German MFP were sunk. They were F 625, F 923 and F 942.

Nothing else emerged.
Suggestions?

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat May 26, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Hellp PT one time is possible, two too, three maybe, but ten! And to be unable to give the ships sunk a name fifty years after the action is more and more suspect. I checked the Greoner and I was unable to find a single name or boat. The only hope are the SKL Diaries. Bye EC PS I tried some times to...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat May 26, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Adriatic MTBs actions 1944-1945

Hello Gentlemen, here is a typical mission impossible. There were some clashes between coastal fores in the Adriatic Sea in 1944-1945. During the following ones the Royal Navy claimed the following results: 11-12 Oct. 1944 off Lissa (Vir) Is. six German MFPs sunk. 13-13 Feb. 1945 off Fiume three Ger...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Fri May 25, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 17559

Hello IB, I'm afraid there are too many points to correct, anyway: Hitler did not asked Mussolini to enter in the war. He preferred a neutral Italy not to get materials from that source (the British and French naval blockade was able to find items bound for Germany since Sept. 1939 until 1 May 1940 ...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Thu May 24, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 17559

Hello Iron Bismarck (in Italy it means a big steak with an egg over), you are not correct. Italy declared war on 10 June 1940 advising hostilites would begun the next day (it was an old style policy). There was no invasion of France (I presume FRA stay for that nation) as the orders were not to ente...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Wed May 23, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 17559

Hello Redcoat, Guido settled yet the matter of the open cities so it's quite uniseful to debate that argoument except to note that your declaration about Allies never bombing any open city is, at best, an audacious (or, better, unqualified one). The concept of the RAF long range bombers is still not...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Tue May 22, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 17559

The British bombing policy changed from Chamberlain to Churchill and the distances were not a problem as the RAF strategy was to have the Bomber Command planes at home and only the tactical air force on the Continent. The long range British bombers had been conceived since 1935 (and before) to fly d...