David Irving has emigrated to Northern Scotland to finish his definitive biography of the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler. It has taken eighteen years. He says: "If you already have some of my books, please do bring them along to be autographed."
During July 2015 David Irving starts a two-week tour of his favourite British cities, including London
He meets his readers and talks to private groups about the mystery of the saturation bombing campaign in World War Two: Who started it?
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TWO-MINUTE MOVIE: On September 4, 2014 David Irving's Real History tour group inspects the "Reinhardt" site at Belzec, Poland, including the derelict railway building where victims’ possessions were sorted in 1942.
“Bombing Dresden. Who is to blame?”
– a wartime mystery
FROM EARLY July 2015 David Irving starts a two-week tour of his favourite British cities, from Scotland to Devon, meeting his readers and talking to private groups. His topic: the mystery of who started the saturation bombing campaign in World War Two, which climaxed in the horrors of Dresden; there’s no simple answer, and the one Irving offers will not please Churchill fans.
So: Winston Churchill, or Adolf Hitler? Who started the bombing programme that in retrospect has come to parallel the worst excesses of World War Two, killing two million Germans, French, Poles, Belgians, and Dutch civilians alike. It was never condemned in any post-war tribunal, although it is now acknowledged as a War Crime, and a Geneva Convention now prohibits the targeting of civilians under the guise of military bombardment.
The wartime offensive was pressed home by brave airmen from all over the Empire, most of whom had actually enlisted for Fighter Command in defence of their country, but were then blackmailed into killing civilians.
Le Havre after British bombing. "Have we exceeded the tariff of ten thousand French killed yet?" asked Churchill.
Until now it has been commonly added to the crimes that Hitler committed: injustice is one price for losing a war. Where did Hitler actually stand on this, and what do we know about how the bombing began? The offensive climaxed in the R.A.F.’s Dresden raid in February 13, 1945, but there were others.
David Irving, author of the acclaimed and acknowledged history of the Dresden episode, speaks and presents original documents from the archives which lead us re-evaluate the roles of Churchill, Göring, and Hitler. In 1961 the air ministry quietly tried to prevent Sir Arthur Harris, Bomber Command’s fabled commander-in-chief, from speaking out to Irving. Now David Irving continues his lifelong campaign for Real History, laying bare the truth.
Below: After the 1943 firestorm on Hamburg civilian victims, young and old, lie scattered with their suitcases in a park.
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“ONLY a next-generation English historian, familiar with all the archives and fluent in German, will ever write a fair biography of me.”
Adolf Hitler privately to his army doctor on August 26, 1944