[tz] Italy April 1944 discrepancy between comment and data

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Jul 2 00:42:53 UTC 2019

On 7/1/19 2:23 PM, Michael H Deckers via tz wrote:
>     In 1944-04, the "Linea Gustav" was more or less the defensive
>     boundary of the German occupation. It was well south of Rome,
>     so Rome was administered by German troops.

Yes, and that's why I guessed German DST rules for Rome in April 1944. 
If memory serves, the "Rule Italy 1944 only Apr 2 ..." line is used only 
indirectly by zic (comment it out to see why).

Of course primary sources (such as Roman newspapers during that period) 
would be better than my guess, but it was a chaotic time and it might be 
difficult to come up with anything reliable.

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