The Destruction of Convoy PQ 17

The Destruction of Convoy PQ 17

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Both U.S. President Roosevelt and the British Admiralty bear responsibility for the loss of Convoy PO17. Pressure from Roosevelt caused the Admiralty to send the convoy to Russia through Norwegian waters during the winter period of nearly 24-hour sunlight. In response to strong German resistance, the Admiralty made the controversial decision to order the convoy to disperse, resulting in the loss of 24 out of 35 ships.
Publisher: New York : Richardson & Steirman, 1987
Edition: Rev. and updated edition
ISBN: 9781840222210
9780931933554
0931933552
Branch Call Number: 940.5452 IRV NVD
Characteristics: xiii, 337 p. 28 plates, illus., facsims., maps, ports. 22 cm
Alternative Title: PQ 17

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Aug 24, 2017

Warning concerning: David Irving
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Born David John Cawdell Irving
24 March 1938 (age 79)
Occupation Writer
Known for Holocaust denial, historical revisionism, writing on World War II
David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is an English Holocaust denier[1] and author who has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany. His works include The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987), and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996). In his works, he argued that Hitler did not know of the extermination of Jews or, if he did, opposed it.[2] Though Irving's revisionist views of World War II were never taken seriously by mainstream historians, he was once recognised for his knowledge of Nazi Germany and his ability to unearth new historical documents.
Irving marginalized himself in 1988 when, based on his reading of the pseudoscientific[3] Leuchter report, he began to espouse Holocaust denial, specifically denying that Jews were murdered by gassing at the Auschwitz extermination camp.[4][5]
Irving's reputation as an historian was discredited[6] when, in the course of an unsuccessful libel case he filed against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books, he was shown to have deliberately misrepresented historical evidence to promote Holocaust denial.[7] The English court found that Irving was an active Holocaust denier, antisemite, and racist,[8] who "for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence".[8][9] In addition, the court found that Irving's books had distorted the history of Adolf Hitler's role in the Holocaust to depict Hitler in a favourable light. ****** I HAVE NOT, NOR WILL I READ THIS HISTORIES. THE LIBRARY SYSTEM ONLY ALLOWS ME TO ADD THIS WARNING IF THE SHELF SAYS COMPLETED. *****

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