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CSA desperate 1968 SITA message.

Old 7th Jan 2021, 12:19
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CSA desperate 1968 SITA message.

The night of 20th August 1968 saw 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops
and 5000 tanks enter Prague to put down a Czechoslovakian
uprising seeking reforms under the Alexander Dubcek government.
A message sent by the workers of Czechoslovakian Airlines was
sent via the SITA aviation communication network to many Western
airlines, asking for assistance from their governments to help them.
The message was from PRG??OK, and sent to HAJ??BE TLV??LY
HNL??PA plus 3 or 4 other SITA addresses. The text included.
Tanks have entered our Country, Invasion powers have taken over
our Radio and Tv stations.. This SITA message was uploaded
possibly by a BEA S1-11 division staff member in HAJ.
Does anyone know where it can be located ??
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 23:49
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If a copy still exists in the UK, they would probably have a copy at the BA Heritage Centre or they may know more about it. [The heritage centre is basically the archives of BA and the predecessor airlines which is located at Waterside] If you delve around on the BA website there is a contact email address. Be aware the centre has been closed for months now because of COVID [and is still closed] as the centre is manned by volunteer retired ex-BA staff. They do still answer emails though and may have some details.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:59
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Dear Mac 40612,
Thanks for this.
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