These are extracts
to see how eye-witnesses can
differ about the same event: Did
Hitler fire the shot into the
ceiling, or his companion?
David Irving diary
25, 1985 (Sunday)
Worked all morning on Göring
drafting, then cycled to Elephant
Court", i.e. No.23 Clifton Court,
NW8] and typed final chapter on
1923 Putsch, etc. Taking shape nicely, but
I returned at 7:30 p.m. and began reading
T84 rolls 1 and 2, the transcript
of the Hitler Trial from the Munich
Amtsgericht files. Interesting material,
and I shall revise the chapter immediately
in some places. Good eye-witness material
on "Hauptmann Göhring."
] Read the 1924 Hitler
Trial microfilm until 1 a.m., then
26, 1985 (Monday, Bank Holiday)
A good start to the chapter on
Göring's drug addiction.
] I continued reading
Hitler Trial. More good material. Until 1
a.m., then bed.
27, 1985 (Tuesday)
Continued on Trial transcript until 9
a.m. then cycled to Elephant as washing
machine repairer expected before
29, 1985 (Thursday)
Worked on Hitler Trial films until 11
30, 1985 (Friday)
Worked all afternoon at White Elephant
on Göring. Slowing down
slightly in approach to
Machtergreifung. Also I am
ploughing through the Hitler Trial 1924
every evening. Interesting to see how
eye-witnesses can differ about the same
event: Did Hitler fire the shot into the
ceiling, or his companion? They are
emphatic both ways.
As I switched off the microfilm reader
at midnight, P. came.
31, 1985 (Saturday)
Rose at 9 a.m. Worked on
Göring all morning.
1, 1985 (Sunday)
Rose at 8:30 a.m., worked on