Guernica: The Facts
Researching for his book on From Guernica to Vietnam, David Irving and his wife visited Guernica on May 11, 1967, and developed archival sources in the Basque city.
On April 25, 1987 he wrote this letter to:
London, April 25, 1987
THE DAY THE CONDOR LEGION RAZED GUERNICA
MAY I offer two significant corrections to Hugh Thomas' article (Apr. 25)?
The death roll, which I investigated in Guernica from hospital and cemetery records [e.g., ATTACHED] was probably ninety-eight; the Communists' own local newspaper Euzkadi Roja published a list of thirty injured civilians by name [ALSO ATTACHED]. Rather small beer, but like the "thirty thousand" killed by the Nazis in Rotterdam the subsequent propaganda about Guernica served its lethal purpose.
Pablo Picasso, as his sketchbooks show, began work on his famous cartoon "Guernica" some time before the actual event.
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