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Re: PIRATE GOLD
Posted by John Burch on February 12, 2018, 8:20 pm, in reply to "Re: PIRATE GOLD"
Oh goodness I have started a debate haven't I? I'm not going to get into a lengthy exchange about this - but I'm afraid I cannot accept that this book fails to make public things that have not been printed elsewhere. There are actually a considerable number of items in this book that have not been publicised in general offshore radio circles previously. I was guilty of accepting rumour and gossip as fact in my very early days as an enthusiast, but learned by experience not to take things on face value and delve deeper. When I have written on offshore radio topics in more recent times I've found it useful to construct a timeline around which to link various references. It is surprising how this then helps to slot pieces of a jig saw puzzle together. Many have failed to do this in the past and the story becomes disjointed as a result. This is not a criticism anyone can aim at Brian's book. To pick out the infamous late night RNI coded message reference is to belittle much of the book's content. Actually if you read the book properly you will, I think, see that Brian does not give creedance to this particular story - he merely tells of the reports that appeared at the time. We have, I'm sure, all read the various comments about Andy Archer's revellations since. Interesting that there are those here who are equally convinced that these coded messages were actually instructions for the Zurich office. In support of Brian's findings, my research over the years into the radio ship Laissez Faire caused me to stumbled across much interesting material which very much supports what Brian has written. There is so much more, much more, in this book. All I am suggesting is that if you haven't read it, do so, and then make up your own mind.
- PIRATE GOLD - John Burch February 11, 2018, 6:20 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Stephen Trevett February 11, 2018, 9:40 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - ccs February 11, 2018, 10:16 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Freddy the Freak February 12, 2018, 10:29 am
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Mike Barraclough February 12, 2018, 10:55 am
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Paul Rusling February 12, 2018, 11:41 am
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Original Nick February 12, 2018, 12:54 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - XERF February 12, 2018, 12:56 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Stephen Sullivan February 12, 2018, 2:25 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Paul Rusling February 12, 2018, 4:06 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - John Silver February 12, 2018, 5:09 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - John Burch February 12, 2018, 8:20 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - XERF February 14, 2018, 11:52 am
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Hugh Jampton February 13, 2018, 1:02 pm
- Re: PIRATE GOLD - Ian B February 12, 2018, 7:51 pm
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