For amateur historians and trivia collectors everywhere

Location: Masterton, New Zealand

I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

So the much-advertised 'Sunday'(TV1) investigation into the Mikhail Lermontov sinking in February 1986 turned out to be a non-event. Almost no new evidence was presented while well-known facts were rehashed. Couldn't believe my ears when the reporter claimed to have "discovered" that the head of the preliminary enquiry was (pilot) Captain Jamison's best man. This was common knowledge soon after the event and stated clearly in the Preface to Michael Guerin's book "The Mikhail Lermontov Enigma" (1998).

An opportunity to shed new light on the subject was wasted. I'm not a conspiracy nutter, but there are too many unanswered questions here.


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