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Thread #39250 Message #3945801
Posted By: GUEST,Observer
23-Aug-18 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos
Am I missing something here? Jim McLean is searching for a quote from a Captain Laning USN, of the USS Proteus from 3rd March 1961, or thereabouts and says:
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 03:44 AM
Thanks, GM. All the newspaper reports I have been pointed to were false, no mention of Laning's so called statement "They're just a bunch of goddam Eskimos". Lots of people repeat this but I need a definitive printing. I have searched the Glasgow Herald Archives, but no luck so on Thursday I'm going to the British Library to see the Scotsman over the relevant dates on microfilm. The Scotsman's online archive stops at 1950 and to see more they have a paywall.
How could looking at microfilm or hard copy articles that appeared in the Scotsman pre-1950 have any bearing on what a USN Captain might, or might not, have said in March 1961?
As for the alleged quote - the song's been written, never let the truth get in the way of a good story.