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Friday, August 29, 2003


3 p.m. registration begins. Associates Anna and Teri man the reception desk.

5:30 p.m. social hour with welcome and introduction of friends of Real History

6:30 p.m. welcome reception

7:30 p.m. opening words of greeting by David Irving to the guests, and a review of events of the last year in the International Campaign for Real History

8 p.m. formal dinner. The pictures show some of the tables and guests

Saturday, August 30, 2003


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10 a.m. "Israel's Secret Weapon" A Free Speech issue. The worldwide attempts to suppress this British Broadcasting Corporation film documentary. David Irving gives a brief overview of the historical background of attempts to remove the film from public view in the UK and Australia and elsewhere; a discussion of the historical significance of the film (the Non Proliferation Treaty and the acts of Congress which bear upon it), which generates a "public interest" element; and an outline history of the Mordechai Vanunu case. An important segment of the film will be shown, followed by an audience discussion.

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11:30 a.m. Paul Fromm: "Whatever happened to Ernst?" The inside story of the deportation, arrest, imprisonment, and trials of Canadian publisher Ernst Zündel.

12:30 p.m. lunch

During the lunch break we show the dramatic 1933 Leni Riefenstahl movie Victory of the Faith, (45 minutes), the forerunner of the famous Triumph of the Will, and with many echoes of the latter. Both are records of the Nazi Party's annual rally, 1933 and 1934 respectively. It is again a Free Speech issue: the Party recalled every copy (so they thought) after Hitler sanctioned the targeted killing of the film's other leading protagonist Ernst Röhm in the Night of the Long Knives, June 1934. In this 1933 movie they are seen shaking hands, backslapping, and exchanging jokes.

The film is introduced by specialist distributor of WWII books and movies, Lance Frickensmith. His bookstore is a regular feature at this annual convention, and he specialises in the works of David Irving, including those long out of print [contact his bookstore].

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ken Alford: "Nazi Gold, Part II". By popular request we have turned over the afternoon to best-selling historian Ken Alford, to complete the fascinating tale of 1945 looting, robbery and murder by and within the US armed forces which he began last year. Fully illustrated and with a PowerPoint presentation.

5 p.m. "The Shoebomber" After the attempt by a British citizen to blow up an airliner flying from Paris to Miami, with explosives hidden in his shoes, experts closely questioned all the cabin staff and other airline officials to find what had happened. They issued their findings as a security video to all cabinet and airline staff. We have obtained a copy of this official video: it is real history in the making.

6:30 p.m. board buses for the evening's outing. The pictures show some of the evening's guests on the riverboat cruise and dinner.

On board the steamer Delta Queen we have a formal dinner during a leisurely cruise up-river; after which famed conservative columnist Joseph Sobran speaks on "The Strange Death of the United States Constitution"

10:30 p.m. the boat docks, and we board buses back to the convention hotel



Sunday, August 31, 2003


9:30 a.m. welcoming coffee in the ballroom


10:00 a.m. Don Bustion: "The assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte."

10:30 a.m. break

11:30 a.m. Charles Provan: "Germany Must Perish". The influence of the infamous book by American writer Theodore N Kaufman on the thinking of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels.

12:30 p.m. lunch

2 p.m. Eric Mueller: "The Arab Press. What others are reading, and you are not told." Our resident Arabic expert Mueller has been reading the Arab-language press for us, and tells us what it reveals about the Iraq war -- things that a concerned American public are not being told. [His own report]

3:30 p.m. Curtis Maynard: "Disaster at Bari." In December 1943 a US Liberty ship laden with bombs was among ships set on fire by a German air force bombing raid on Bari, Northern Italy. It was no ordinary bomb cargo, however: they contained poison gas. There were over five hundred tons of mustard gas bombs, and the resulting disaster killed hundreds of people in Bari and the other ports to which the contaminated ships fled. A little known episode of World War Two.

5 and 6 p.m. Buses to French restaurant, La Petite France, for a gourmet dinner, followed by an address by Richard Earley, author of War, Money and American Memory. Myths of Virtue, Valor and Patriotism. [His own report]

10 p.m. buses back to the convention hotel.


Monday, September 1, 2003

9:30 a.m. welcoming coffee in the ballroom

11:30 a.m. David Irving: "We'll set free a million Jews in return for ten thousand trucks. That's the offer." New documents on the extraordinary Joel Brand case.

12:45 p.m. David Irving bids Real History's 2003 guests farewell until next year.


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