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by Enrico Cernuschi
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
Replies: 24
Views: 6649

Hello Gentlemen, according the Italian Navy intelligence Heydrich was in touch with the British since early 1938. He was considered a possible candidate as Hitler successor and a much more clear-minded guy than Himmler. If there was a chance for a separate peace between Britain and Germany after an ...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Could RAF have Won the battle of Britain without France ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

Sorry for the typo. it was less than 80 tons, not 809 (The Armée de l'Air had not B 29 or B 32).

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Could RAF have Won the battle of Britain without France ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

The self-consolatory French theory according which their country sacrifice saved demoracy and Britain is a myth for the same most seriuous Transalpine scholars. Just give a look, for example, at Patrick Ehrhardt "France 1940 Les 1000 victories de la chasse Française, mythe ou réalité", Histoire de G...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: US Food convoys to Vichy France
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Hello Sid, maybe it could be useful to remind too that France exchaged phosphates from Tunisia with a monthly total of 2.000 t Sardinian coal in 1940-1942 for Vichy railways at home. The deliveries of phosphates (which were VITAL for the Italian agriculture) were 1.231.087 t which arrived safely sin...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Vichy convoys with Axis equipment to North Africa.
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Yes it is.

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Vichy convoys with Axis equipment to North Africa.
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

No rail between Tunis and Tripoli

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Vichy convoys with Axis equipment to North Africa.
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Anyway the delivery, by the French, from Tunis to Libya, in Jan. 1941, of 10.000 t of gasoline (36.000 further from France to Italy), of 18.000 t of grain from Algeria to Tripoli, not to mention some Laffly arm. cars, lorries and some 155 mm batteries, where much more useful. Vichy bargained these m...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Vichy convoys with Axis equipment to North Africa.
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Hello Gentlemen, too many different mtters in a single thread. The Paris protocols of may 1941 had no pratical life. The transports you were meaning by those quotes are the so called "Trasporti Gamma e Delta"; the first were for the Germans and the others for Italy. They were settled in Dec. 1941 an...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Use of Disney characters on German aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 6090

Well, not only the Luftwaffe. The Italian Regia Aeronautica used Donald Duck as Squadron Ensign of the 1 Squadriglia B.T. (First Squadron Land Bomber), Mickey mouse for the 64° Gruppo O.A. (64th Group Land Reconnaissance); The Big Bad Wolf for the 150 Squadriglia Assalto (150th Land Attack Squadron)...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Malta, 12 July 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Not a single Maltese in the Forum?

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Malta, 12 July 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Malta, 12 July 1940

Hello Gentlemen,

on 12 July dawn the Italian submarine Capponi had a brief gunfire encounter with a "British minesweeper on patrol duty" near that island shore; a gun emplacement too fired against the sub.
May someone know what ship and any further detail on the British side?

Thank you

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Walrus and Swordfish
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Hi Phylo, "The Walrus ...servig aboard battleships and cruisers, sometimes in mixed flights with the Swordfish and, later, Seafox floatplanes..." H.R. Palmer, The Seaplanes, Dallas, 1965. EC PS Is available a full story of the Walrus with the fate of all the machines, like th excellent The Swordfish...
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Walrus and Swordfish
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Walrus and Swordfish

Hello Gentlemen,
a curious question, but it could become an interesting thread, indeed.
May anyone tell me ANYTHING about mixed flights formed by Supermarine Walrus and Fairey Swordfish on HMS ships in 1940?

Greetings

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: French airforce bombs Germany?
Replies: 17
Views: 6447

Hello Gentlemen,
may someone tell me how many tons of bombs were dropped by the French Air Force in 1940. If the total would be split over France, Germany and Italy it would be fantastic indeed.

Greetings

EC
by Enrico Cernuschi
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: AH Army divisions on the Western Front, 1918
Replies: 12
Views: 7178

Hello Sid, I know the Germans had asked not to send Czech troops. Italians were used in the Eastern Front. Italy had formed, in 1918, two Czechslovach divisions, the first of them was used on the Piave River in 1918; there were also Polish troops (a Legione) and an Albanian one too (in Albania). The...