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In response to the earlier request -- the following comes from 
_The Case for David Irving_, by Nigel Jackson (a book which lauds 
and defends Irving, so the info on Irving is probably correct),
p. 144:

	"David John Cawdell Irving was born in Essex, England, on 
March 24, 1938, the so of an illustrator and a naval officer.  
His father, Commander John Irving, RN, was an author and Arctic 
explorer who served in the Battle of Jutland (1916) and the North 
Russian convoys in World War II.  David Irving collaborated with 
his father on his last book, _The Smokescreen of Jutland_.

	"After an Arts education at four hundred year-old Sir 
Anthony Browne's School in Brentwood, Essex, Irving won an ICI 
scholarship to read physics at London University.  In 1959 he 
joined the August Thyssen steelworks in the Ruhr, the industrial 
heartland of Germany, to perfect his knowledge of German, and 
then worked as a clerk-stenographer with the US Strategic Air 
Command at an airbase near Madrid, before returning to London to 
read political economy.


	"David Irving married a Spanish girl, Pilar, in the 
Sixties and they had four daughters.  He is now divorced.  On 
December 5, 1993, his present partner, Ms. Bente Hogh, presented 
him with his fifth daughter."

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