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1 files changed, 23 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/share/zoneinfo/europe b/share/zoneinfo/europe
index 92b82b622c2e..5febba178357 100644
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# @(#)europe 7.73
+# @(#)europe 7.74
# This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
# go ahead and edit the file (and please send any changes to
@@ -164,7 +164,26 @@
# main SHAEF archives held in the US National Archives, SHAEF/5252/8/516)
# agree that the usage is BDST (this appears in a message dated 17 Feb 1945).
-# Howse writes (p 157) `DBST'; let's assume this is a typo.
+# From Joseph S. Meyers (2000-08-10):
+# On 18th April 1941, Sir Stephen Tallents of the BBC wrote to Sir
+# Alexander Maxwell of the Home Office asking whether there was any
+# official designation; the reply of the 21st was that there wasn't
+# but he couldn't think of anything better than the "Double British
+# Summer Time" that the BBC had been using informally.
+# I've put a copy of the Home Office letter at
+# and the BBC letter may follow if I get permission from the BBC.
+# From Sir Alexander Maxwell in the above-mentioned letter (1941-04-21):
+# [N]o official designation has as far as I know been adopted for the time
+# which is to be introduced in May....
+# I cannot think of anything better than "Double British Summer Time"
+# which could not be said to run counter to any official description.
+# From Paul Eggert (2000-10-02):
+# Howse writes (p 157) `DBST' too, but `BDST' seems to have been common
+# and follows the more usual convention of putting the location name first,
+# so we use `BDST'.
# Peter Ilieve <firstname.lastname@example.org> (1998-04-19) described at length
# the history of summer time legislation in the United Kingdom.
@@ -705,14 +724,14 @@ Rule Thule 1993 max - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
Rule Thule 1993 max - Oct lastSun 2:00 0 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
-Zone America/Scoresbysund -1:29:00 - LMT 1916 Jul 28 # Ittoqqortoormit
+Zone America/Scoresbysund -1:29:00 - LMT 1916 Jul 28 # Ittoqqortoormiit
-2:00 - CGT 1980 Apr 6 2:00
-2:00 C-Eur CG%sT 1981 Mar 29
-1:00 EU EG%sT
Zone America/Godthab -3:26:56 - LMT 1916 Jul 28 # Nuuk
-3:00 - WGT 1980 Apr 6 2:00
-3:00 EU WG%sT
-Zone America/Thule -4:35:08 - LMT 1916 Jul 28 # Pituffik
+Zone America/Thule -4:35:08 - LMT 1916 Jul 28 # Pituffik air base
-4:00 Thule A%sT