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Re: Trindade 'Negative Witness' Found

From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:18:00 -0300
Archived: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:11:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Trindade 'Negative Witness' Found


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:26:03 +0100
>Subject: Re: Trindade 'Negative Witness' Found
<snip>

>In short, our Captain Saldanha da Gama did not _even_ author the
>book 26 years later which Kentaro felt was damaging to his
>credibility. Not only do we appear to have no evidence that he
>was a "gullible believer" in 1958 (a conclusion ironically
>consistent with the recent bitter recollections of the seaman
>Brito, recalling that Barauna could count himself been lucky not
>to have been keel-hauled [joke] by this no-nonsense
>disciplinarian Da Gama!) we have no evidence that he was either
>"gullible" or "a believer" at any time.

Damn, it's for things like this that open and civilized
discussion are nice. My source for this information was
Historian Claudio Suenaga masters' degree thesis.

Since Suenaga is a very competent researcher, and he informed
the case was not mentioned in the book, I didn't bother to
check. Alas, I should have, at least the name of the author!

It seems you too made the lapse, Martin, since the author of the
authoritative references on the history of the Brazilian Navy
during the world wars, referenced by you as evidence of his
seriousness, was also brother Arthur Oscar, and not the Captain
Jose dos Santos we want to know more about.

<snip>

>Perhaps Portuguese speakers on this List with access to the book
>could take another look and check in case it does indeed contain
>a reference?

I'm buying that book today, especially since you found this
reference to the fact it does mention the sighting, even if it's
authored by Arthur Oscar.

Great find, Martin!


Kentaro



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