Posted Monday, January 8, 2007

David Irving and Captain Jack E Broome, DSO RN
David Irving, Jack Broome


In February 1970 David Irving (left) lost the libel action brought by Captain Jack E Broome, the escort commander in the disastrous July 1942 North Russian convoy PQ.17; he and his publishers were ordered to pay £48,000 damages to Broome, and costs of around half a million pounds. Outside the court Irving shook Broome's hands and said , "I bear you no ill feelings." The sentence made the front page headlines next day.

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