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by phylo_roadking
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Was Dresden a mistake?
Replies: 63
Views: 6038

Re: Was Dresden a mistake?

Attacks during the night were terror attacks and did not really work. Speer and Goebbels don't seem to have agreed with you. Nor does the toll of destruction upon German war industries in Hamburg during the night campaign there . The attack against Dresden was therefore a pure terror attack and not...
by phylo_roadking
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Was Dresden a mistake?
Replies: 63
Views: 6038

Re: Was Dresden a mistake?

The attack was intended as a terror attack,not a precision one against targets of economical or military importance In WWII, events had proved that precision bombing at night was next to impossible. Shall we rehash ALL the night precision bombing up to late '41 vs. are bombing debate again, the But...
by phylo_roadking
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: SHINGLE STREET
Replies: 2
Views: 2270

Re: SHINGLE STREET

I'm afraid there is no available OOB.... because it didn't happen LOL http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk/dont_miss/codename/bodies_on_the_beach1.shtml http://www.shford.fslife.co.uk/ShingleSt/about/index.html Also see James Hayward's "The Bodies on the Beach: Sealion, Shingle Street and the Burning Sea My...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Was Dresden a mistake?
Replies: 63
Views: 6038

Re: Was Dresden a mistake?

Nope; according to Ross,"Strategic Bombing by the United States in World War II: The Myths and the Facts" Dresden was - according to the RAF at the time, "the largest remaining unbombed built-up area in Germany".
by phylo_roadking
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Was Dresden a mistake?
Replies: 63
Views: 6038

Re: Was Dresden a mistake?

This is a subject that gets discussed at leat once a year on military history forums :wink: Any city is mostly residential - it's what those residents do for a living that the problem; in 1944, the German Army High Command's Weapons Office listed 127 medium-to-large factories and workshops that were...
by phylo_roadking
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Von Bock's War Diary
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Von Bock's War Diary

Richard thanks for that! Nothing at all then about specific temperatures? No side notes?
by phylo_roadking
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Von Bock's War Diary
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Von Bock's War Diary

Does anyone have a copy of this about their person?

I'd like to check the diary entry for November 5th 1941...
by phylo_roadking
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Having read Halder you should also know that the crane question was not seen as a problem by the port masters.
Woop de doo. They weren't the ones responsible for the operation timetable....

And how did they view the Basins full of sunken wrecks??? :roll:
by phylo_roadking
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

For information - I have outlined the situation for the FJ's in Holland like this in my book : "When describing the happenings in Holland in 1940 it is quite usual to mix up the 7th Fliegerdivision and the 22nd Infantry Division. The latter was moved by transport planes and landed directly, in the f...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Terrorist act in Oslo
Replies: 8
Views: 7638

Re: Terrorist act in Oslo

...th'o I'll bet there's a razor blade in a bar of soap with his name on it waiting for him to arrive in prison....
by phylo_roadking
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

You tell me... Sep. 15th – He115 obtains a torpedo hit on a 5.000 tons merchant Oct. 20th - He115’s from 3./506 Gruppe reports 3 merchants sunk Nov. 11th – Merchant hit by air-launched torpedo – blew up Nov. 14th – Merchant hit by air-launched torpedo – result inconclusive Nov. 15th – Torpedo hit o...
by phylo_roadking
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Thank you for ýour information, I shall go through it. As for Fornebu it was left out because it was not attacked by the FJ's but by infantry arriving in transports. The FJ's had turned back because of the weather And what aircraft were the men of 22nd Airlanding being carried in??? Sep. 15th – He1...
by phylo_roadking
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

The FJ's did not have any losses to speak of in Norway. The force dropped at Dombås consisted of one company. Most of these were captured and later released when the fighting was over. I have not seen any information that any Ju52's were shot down on that operation by Norwegian machine gunners. If ...
by phylo_roadking
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Oh, well - the Germans used what they had when they had to - see Narvik. Not for para drops :wink: Apart from that, if they didn't have enough Ju's to drop the complete FJ division in one batch, which I don't think they had (things changed all the time), their departure airfields were approx. 30 mi...
by phylo_roadking
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35484

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Fred...
What fire - from whom - at whom...?.....I can give you details on force compositions for the landing forces at the four beaches. Can you detail the defence for me? I would appreciate that very much.
What sources did you use for the British defences for your book?