H. J. Marseille was a German fighter pilot during World War II. On the battlefields of northern Africa he became known under the name “Star of Africa”. The combat report of lieutenant Marseille, dated 27.2.1942, has been written with a German typewriter, equipped with the Pica type font “Ro 1″, whose earliest year of construction starts in 1964. The type font was produced by “Ransmayer & Rodrian” in Berlin und contains the following new types
- ” M w ” (The middle element of the characters was shortened in 1951.)
- ” f ” (The horizontal middle line was shortened in 1957.)
- ” r ” (The horizontal foot line was lengthened on the right side in 1961.)
- ” i ” (The horizontal head line was shortened in 1964.)
The results of the typescript examination are therefore in contradiction to the date 27.2.1942 of the combat report.