scratch wrote:Also "Sink the Bismarck"-- though I've never understood how "shells as big as trees" could have been shot by "guns as big as steers" unless it was giant steers or tiny trees. Not to mention whether WWII had "just begun" when the Bismarck was active.
Well, the main guns were about 15 inches in diameter, so it would seem like the diameter of the shells were probably tree width. The guns were no doubt heavier and longer than a steer, but also narrower. Perhaps some sort of Dachssteer.
I don't know about "just begun" - it depends if you are only counting the European theater or not. It was still a good year and a half before the US participated in operation Torch. Even a month before Dolph decided that since he had no landing craft, he would invade Russia instead of Britain. Oops.