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Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 18:23:58 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 11:01:45 -0400
Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:10:28 +0100
>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 00:56:55 +0100
>>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide

>>The "history" does indeed have some odd discrepancies.

>>It's been adapted - without my permission - from an article that
>>I wrote in the April 2002 issue of UFO Magazine:

>>http://www.nickpope.net/official_history.htm

>>As you can see, large chunks of The National Archives Research
>>Note 6 (most notably paragraphs 2 - 5) have been taken,
>>verbatim, from this article.

>>I make no accusation of plagiarism, because all material on my
>>website may be freely used, for non-commercial purposes,
>>provided the source is quoted and it's not taken out of context.

>I see from:

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

>that you have now been duly credited Nick, as has Georgina
>Bruni. I was unaware that Georgina was also an MoD employee
>however - is this a new job, or was she working covertly
>previously?

Although Georgina Bruni has done some previous work for the
MOD's Protocol Office and has organised events for Armed Forces
charities, she is not, and has never been, an employee of the
MOD.

I contacted The National Archives about this yesterday and spoke
to the appropriate point of contact today. The material has been
duly amended, though this will not take effect until next
Thursday, when their website is next updated.

<snip>

>I didn't spot the "odd discrepancies" which you referred to
>above, have they now been corrected as well?

No. My point was simply that by taking only some of the material
from the Official History article, the picture painted of the
Ministry of Defence's early involvement with the UFO mystery was
incomplete. The full Official History article can be accessed at
the following hyperlink, though it is also widely available on
various UFO-related websites:

http://www.nickpope.net/official_history.htm

Although less well known, there is a second part to the Official
History article. Part 2 addresses various questions raised by
ufologists and can be accessed at the following hyperlink:

http://www.nickpope.net/official_history_pt_2.htm



Best wishes,

Nick Pope





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