Sunday 16th July 2006; received July 27.
- David Irving
- Vienna Prison,
I wonder if this letter finds you. I'm hoping
a kind official will see your name, recognize it
and pass it to your present captors.
Who am I? Where am I from? I'm a fellow Old
Brentwood. I was there from 1946 to 1953. A
funny time and now at 69 I think about those
years so often, usually with annoyance. So why
do these trains of thoughts keep coming into my
It must be our generation, and when we were
born and brought up that makes German, Germany,
and 1933-45 so interesting. You've made it a
life long study and like to be seen as an
authority on the subject, but don't get lost in
drawing adverse publicity.
When you are free again, what will be your
movements? I have a small spare room you could
use for a shakedown. I'm guessing however that
you'll head for the U.S.A. However, you're
welcome to stay over for a few nights here if
I'm in touch with another old Brentwood,
Everitt, but I am persona non grata with
his wife [...] so we have to communicate
in secret, Brian & I.
I now await your reply, if my letters reaches
you and you want to contact.
Keith W Banyard.
letter was postmarked 18.9.2006 and received in
Mr Irving's Vienna prison cell, and he replied
on October 7, 2006.
Monday 20th November 2006
Dear David Irving
At last I reply to your letter. I put the
vaguest of addresses to my letter to you [in
prison] hoping it would find you and it did.
Rejoice! Right now I'm on the other side of the
road [world?] in Ceku, Philippines.
This is the ninth long stay in the Phils,
four times in Manila and five times in Ceku.
There are 7,107 islands comprising the
Philippines, only one-third are inhabited. Luzon
is where Manila is situated and Ceku is a highly
populated island in the South.
I'm here with my third wife (I'm never going
to marry again) and my beautiful daughter who
will be two on Wednesday.
She was conceived in the very same house I'm
renting right now, but was born in England.
I'm now retired (aged 69) but I'm trying to
write a book on the mathematics of the circle.
I've other books floating around in my head, but
unlike yours, they've never come to
For some time now my mind and thoughts dwell
at my time at Brentwood School (1946-1953). It
wasn't a happy seven years for me, but it did
teach me things I've never forgotten and gave me
a good grounding in certain subjects, specially
maths. Even after more than half a century I
retain the basic French that "Cockles"
Cockell and others taught me.
So now to your present predicament. What a
funny law has imprisoned you! Next we shall be
locked up for thinking the wrong thoughts
(1984). Surely you'll soon be released. You'd be
welcome at any time at my home. I have a small
guest bedroom you can have in my three bedroomed
semi on a modern estate in Thetford.
My last but one home was a detached house set
in two acres, which my late first wife and I ran
as a smallholding. I sold it for pennies,
because I fell for a captivating 19 year old
Filipina and needed to finance trips to see her
and eventually bring her to the UK, where she
eventually became my ex-wife, but that's another
I think I 'm over the appeal of dusky young
maidens now. I've certainly spent an always lot
of money pursuing them. One problem is than I
find English women revolting, especially the
ones available to me, whereas I can have an
endless supply of young, very young, teenage
girls at my beck and call. I look forward to
meeting you face to face again, when we can have
some natters and yes, you can see my Blue Book
All the best
Keith W Banyard.