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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:

 

The Editor,
The Daily Telegraph,
135 Fleet Street, London EC4

 

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London, April 25, 1987

 

Sir,

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.

Yours faithfully,

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DAVID IRVING

 

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related 250

pp Piers Brendon disputes Mr Irving’s account of the 1937 Guernica air raid
pp Note on Mr Irving’s Interview with the Mayor (Alcalde) of Guernica at his office in Guernica, Spain, on May 11, 1967

 


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