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Felix Mueller writes from Thailand, Sunday, November 10, 2002:
I note the "arch-schmalzifier", Eely Weasel is doing the rounds again! How they can say he has a German accent defeats me; its more line a Transylvanian snivel!
Please let me know when Churchill Vol III is ready (see below). What a magnificent read the first two volumes are. May God Bless all your valiant endeavours.
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Felix Müller is a former policeman, who served five years in South Africa and ten in Hongkong. He is a lawyer and public prosecutor.
David Irving replies:
I AM working hard on the completion of "Churchill's War", vol. iii: The whole book was written many years ago but so many secret files have been released by the British government over recent years that there is a wealth of new material (which requires that I shall also update "Churchill's War", vol. i: "Struggle for Power" (1987) considerably, and bring it out in the improved style of volume ii.). I have spent much of the time since my return to England immersed in the 1943-1945 files of the wartime Churchill Cabinet.
That is, of course, apart from the time I am now spending with my lawyers and counsel preparing The Final Gavel, the last appeal against the infamous judgments in the Lipstadt action.
Three times a week I am in the reading room of the Public Record Office at Kew. I am currently reading through the entire files of formerly top secret signals and telegrams and messages passing between London and Canada, where Churchill was visiting for the first Québec conference in the summer of 1943. There are 200 messages in each file, some several pages long; I find that I can read four files each eight-hour archive day, and extract on average eight pages of notes . . . there are 120 files (or "pieces") all told in this series.
With my left hand, so to speak, I am cranking up the research for the Heinrich Himmler biography with which I intend to conclude my career. It is noteworthy how much data there is on him in the British archives: the CSDIC interrogation series, the diplomatic reports, and of course the Bletchley Park intercepts of millions of SS and German Police messages. But much of his personal material is scattered in private hands across the United States, in the possession of the relatives of GIs who looted his various homes in Bavaria.
So I keep a weather eye open each time I visit the gun shows and militaria exhibitions in the United States, and all of my friends in that business are on the lookout for Himmler materials for me too.