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Arthur Hawley writes from Australia, July 25, 1999

Subject: Anne Frank diary and ball point pens

This is only a minor point, but it's wrong to say ball point pens weren't available until 1951.

They were introduced during World War Two, initially to servicemen only, who used to write important info on their arms with them.

Arthur Hawley

 David Irving replies:

 More information please!

I WOULD be very interested in this. Thought they were invented after the war by Hungarian, Biro.

What personal knowledge of this do you have. A year? I believe I saw a 1944 ballpoint letter to Lord Beaverbrook in his papers from the Man called Intrepid -- Sir William Stephenson

 © Focal Point 1999 David Irving