another slight uncertainty in zone Europe/Paris resolved

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at
Fri Sep 16 15:14:59 UTC 2011

Would be nice if anyone could actually show sources for that claim.

A source (2) that only refers to a source (1) can never be more reliable than
than the source it refers to. While the revers can be true.


On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Alois Treindl <alois at> wrote:
> In zone Europe/Paris one finds this comment:
> # Shanks & Pottenger give 1940 Jun 14 0:00; go with Excoffier and Le Corre.
>                      0:00    France  WE%sT   1940 Jun 14 23:00
> I have found a documented source, which confirms that le Corre is correct
> and Shanks incorrect:
> Yvonne Poulle quotes in her article 'La France a l'heure allemande' the
> 'Bulletin municipal officiel', the official Paris city bulletin of
> 1940-06-15, which consisted only of one sheet of paper, with the following
> instruction for the population of Paris and Seine:
> --- (my translation from French)
> The prefecture of the Seine and the prefecture of the police communicate:
> The population is invited to advance clocks and watches on June 14th at 23
> hours, so that they are adjusted forward to midnight.
> --- end quote

Tobias Conradi
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