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[Photo outside the High Court a few minutes after the jury announces its verdict] 

The PQ.l7 Libel Action, 1970

Captain J E Broome, vs. Cassell & Co Ltd and David Irving

In the High Court, London


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PQ.17 bookCaptain J E BroomeDSO, RN, the escort commander in this 1942 North Russian convoy disaster, sued David Irving in libel after the publication by Cassell and Co. Ltd. of this book in October 1968. The case came to trial in February 1970, and after seventeen days the Jury awarded Broome what was then one of the largest sums of damages, including punitive damages, in history.




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