old time zones (europe)

Bernard Sieloff bs at cs.uni-sb.de
Wed Oct 25 19:07:45 UTC 1995

Rolf-Martin Mantel writes:
> Also, according to the Germany entry and to my vague memory, Germany
> introduced DST in 1980 rather than 1981, which put pressure on all the
> small ES countries to come to some kind of harmonisation.

That's correct. I have here a paper from the PTB (Physikalisch-Technische
Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig - the responsible "time authority" for Germany)
which states:

1980:  Apr. 6  to Sept. 28 (!!)
1981:  Mar. 29 to Sept. 27

Bernard Sieloff
U of Saarbruecken, Germany

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