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by phylo_roadking
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35445

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

OK! In Halder's diary it is stated in September (or August): Luftwaffe (feldzugmeister) reports 1.000 transports available. 750 operational. Fred, the Luftwaffe Transportgruppen never EVER mustered 1,000 Ju52s; it COULD theoretically muster that number of "transport" aircraft....but that includes f...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35445

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

However, his transcript from Halder's visit in September is rather selective both on the conditions in the ports as well as loading equipment and the available number of Ju52's. If I remember correctly the port commanders did not see the sunken ships as a problem. Nor IIRC did Halder...what he saw ...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35445

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Yes, they were all "drive off" ramps....but there were at least three different ways they were deployed :wink: I don't see what high and dry has got to do with it....wouldn't that be the ideal - as the opposite of drifting around... 1/ you have to either BE run aground....or wait until you're left h...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 35445

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

Not many - 3.200! Honestly, lwd - you are discussing Seelöwe without knowing this....? IIRC only a fraction were modified - COULD be modified....to lower the ramps themselves . A greater number required a large "A-frame" to be assembled by the men on board, then the ramp lowered....I.E. the A-frame...
by phylo_roadking
Tue May 03, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Dresden TV drama
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Dresden TV drama

Appears to have been a fairly recent made-for-TV drama showing the leadup to the 1945 raid from both sides. Anyone else catch it, would be interested to hear reactions? Niot that recent, it dates from 2006, I remember it the first time it was shown. Suprisingly its a GERMAN tv production, and is qu...
by phylo_roadking
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance
Replies: 13
Views: 6308

Re: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance

I was trying to think WWII when I wrote my comments. You're right, of course, but what is viewed as terrorism today isn't quite the same as 70 years ago, IMHO. Well, think of it THIS way - in WWII the particular use of reference terms was partly propaganda! :wink: The Germans weren't going to admit...
by phylo_roadking
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance
Replies: 13
Views: 6308

Re: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance

Well...technically there IS a difference between a Terorist and an Insurgent... A Terrorist hopes to bring his enemy to the negotiating table for whatever end by the expedient of making ALL the security arrangements required to maintain "normal" live in a particular nation too expensive to bear long...
by phylo_roadking
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: IT HAS RETURNED!
Replies: 4
Views: 5045

Re: IT HAS RETURNED!

Just Googled on "Rolf Schiller"...

Also there we can see more of the WWII photo album he ocasionally posted pics from under various sockpuppets.
by phylo_roadking
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: IT HAS RETURNED!
Replies: 4
Views: 5045

Re: IT HAS RETURNED!

What a sick, sick puppy...
"Rolf at work again..."
Image
by phylo_roadking
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: IT HAS RETURNED!
Replies: 4
Views: 5045

IT HAS RETURNED!

Once upon a time I promised a third party that the watchtower would not go unmanned...so I still keep up the Wacht Am Rhein... :shock:

http://s147.photobucket.com/home/kagerpics/index

THE INTERNET RETURN OF PAUL K. HARKER!
by phylo_roadking
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Colditz reruns on Yesteryear channel
Replies: 7
Views: 2849

Re: Colditz reruns on Yesteryear channel

...tho' it was let down by a Nazi Gene Hunt in a dodgy hair dye job! :shock:
by phylo_roadking
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance
Replies: 13
Views: 6308

Re: Partisans, Guerillas, and Resistance

Well, technically speaking - in English, a "partisan" is someone who supports one argument, creed or political belief. You can be "A" partisan, or "partisan" in your beliefs....and hence someone holding two opinions on a given topic or seeing and accepting both sides in an argument is "bipartisan". ...
by phylo_roadking
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: SdKfz 251 in September 1939
Replies: 0
Views: 1524

SdKfz 251 in September 1939

Can anyone tell me (perhaps from Zaloga) how many SdKfz 251s were used in the Polish Campaign in September 1939???
by phylo_roadking
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Fliegerhorst Deelen
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

Re: Fliegerhorst Deelen

Looking here... http://www.vanderweel.info/atlantikwall/eov_grossraumgefechtsstand_diogenes.htm On september 17, 1944, the day of operation "Market-Garden" -the allied air landings at Arnhem-, the Germans destroyed the interior of "Diogenes" by using explosives, and buried the contents of the office...
by phylo_roadking
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Fliegerhorst Deelen
Replies: 7
Views: 3524

Re: Fliegerhorst Deelen

Haen, is this the establishment you're talking about? http://www.fliegerhorstdeelen.nl/?page_id=44&lang=en There's an interesting throwaway line in there... The proof of the German air defence system being effective came after the war: the Dutch Air Defence system, now needed to defend against Russi...