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Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 17:21:20 EDT
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 18:44:53 -0400
Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 17:27:40 +0100
>Subject: British National Archives UFO Research Guide

>An updated and improved research guide is now available at the
>TNA [The National Archives] web site - paper copies are also
>available at TNA. It is viewable at the following link:

http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/rdleaflet.asp?sLeafletID=394

The history has some odd discrepancies. It describes a major
media campaign in October 1950 that supposedly gave prominence
to flying saucers in the UK for the first time. The campaign was
said to be based on major newspapers serializing the Heard,
Scully and Keyhoe books. The history next relates:

"The media campaign of 1950 led some very senior establishment
figures to ask questions and others began to press the
Government for action."

Examples were then given including Sir Henry Tizard who because
of this media campaign supposedly then requested the creation of
the Flying Saucer Working Party in the DSI/JTIC in August 1950.

But August 1950 is 2 months _before_ the big "media camapaign"
of October 1950. Clearly Tizard's Working Party had nothing to
do with any "media camapign." I thought the Working Party had
been set up because of disturbing RAF UFO sightings.





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