Newspaper is either Evening Standard or
Daily Telegraph, 1967, Peterborough Column.
Inquest on the
death of a General
DAVID IRVING, the war historian, in his book
published today, puts a microscope on the famous
incident in the controversial play by Rolf
Hochhuth, "The Soldiers." In the play, it is
suggested that Winston Churchill "organised"
the crash of a Liberator aircraft to "remove"
General Sikorski, leader of the Polish exile
government during the war.
"Irving's book is titled Accident" (William
Kimber, 45s.) -- and " accident" is, in fact, the
verdict he brings in after an analysis of all the
evidence conducted down to the tiniest detail.
In his own words, he finds " formidable
difficulties" against the theory of sabotage
. . . even by the British who had the
As a postscript to the incident I reproduce from
the book a cartoon which had wide circulation in
Germany at the time.
Irving's other books: "The Destruction of
Dresden," " The Mare's Nest," and "The Virus
put my cards on the table, General. I am from
the British Secret Service. You don't fit in
with Britain's plans any more. Will you take the
tea, or do you prefer the aeroplane . . . ?"
-- German propaganda cartoon in Das Reich.
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