Documents on the Fight for Real History

David Irving

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Letter to the Editor of
The Daily Telegraph

[Not published]

To: The Daily Telegraph 
attn.: "Peterborough"
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AR

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London, September 26, 1997

I T IS a national scandal that our government, which has been swift to fund an exhibition tacked onto the Imperial War Museum, of all places, dedicated to the Nazi genocide, should find no means to preserve the historic site at Bletchley Park (your story, Sep. 26) where Britain's two thousand wartime codebreakers worked to provide the means, first to avoid our defeat and then to ensure our victory.

The work of Bletchley Park, and of the rare geniuses - including a significant number of outstanding Jewish brains - who worked there, was an unparalleled achievement in which every Englishman can now, after years of enforced secrecy, at last take an enduring pride; the questionable and lop-sided new display at Lambeth celebrates an aberration, a baseness of human character which is alien to everything the empire stood for.

Yours faithfully,
David Irving

© Focal Point David Irving 1998