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Thread #39250 Message #3949748
Posted By: GUEST,Observer
11-Sep-18 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos
I am sure Gallus Moll will be able to tell us but shouldn't that be - "Nae Nukes Onywhere?" ;)
On the longevity of kitchenware my wife has and uses a cast iron frying pan that she was given by her mother when she left home to live in her first flat (That was 30 years ago), her mother got the utensil from her grandmother (40 years before) as a wedding present. That was how it originally came into the family as it in turn had been given to my wife's great-grandmother (Over 50 years before). Still they made 'em to last back then, when quality was quality.
From Gallus's monologue (Pleased to see others are doing a bit of thinking)
1: I have a friend who is a retired US submariner / pc expert so I sang him the song, told him what evidence I was seeking and we'll see what he can turn up from the various associations eg Site 1 etc. (His opinion - and I agree - is that Captain L would not have said 'goddam ' specially is it was at press conference!)
2: On Friday I am booked to trawl thro the local paper archives for 1961 -tho I am thinking that even if the editor was present, he would probably not have actually published that type of comment?
3: I read somewhere that there were about 200 at the/a press conference -- if that is true then surely someone heard something - if it was actually uttered?
If you are trying to assist Jim McLean in his search Gallus then someone hearing something, somewhere, sometime would be of no use at all would it? As that would be what they call in legal terms "hearsay evidence", and as such never admissible. Jim McLean on the other hand is searching for the following as stated in HIS post of 22 Aug 18 - 04:05 AM - It was either during the Press Conference with Captain Laning on the 3rd March or very soon after that he made the oft repeated quote that the demonstrators were ".... A goddam bunch of Eskimos " and it's definite proof of this quote I cannot find.
Good luck with your research.
US Polaris SSBNs along with their Tender and a floating dock arrived in Scotland in 1961, they provided nuclear deterrence cover for the UK from 1961 to 1968 when the Royal Navy's own Polaris SSBNs were operational based out of HMS Neptune at Faslane. The last submarine tender to be based in Scotland, the USS Simon Lake, left Holy Loch in November 1991, ahead of the base closing in June 1992. Their departure was due to a number of factors none of which had anything to do with CND or any demonstration of any kind. The US Navy arrived in Scotland with the full agreement of the UK Government and they departed of their own volition when a base such as Holy Loch was no longer required.
No "gaffin' of nyaffs"; no rammy's; no tears; in fact naebody sortit oot at a' - by the so-called Glesga Eskimos or anyone else for that matter. Personally I think that you are going to inordinate lengths to prove the Eskimo's remark to be no more than an Urban Myth.