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>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 1 (Jan./Feb. 1993):

                             David Irving:
                 Intrepid Battler for Historical Truth

                               Mark Weber

 (Based on introduction of Irving at the Eleventh IHR Conference, 1992.)

Soviet premier Nikita Kruschev might have had David Irving in mind when he
once warned that historians are dangerous because they have the power to
upset everything.  German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once said that the
main thing is not to write history, but to make it.  Irving is a man who
has been able to do some of both.

   He is also living proof that the life of a historian need not be dull.
The leftist British daily _The Guardian_ once commented, "If one can
overlook his outrageously odious views, Irving--like Hitler--can be a funny
man.  The humor comes from a hint of self-mockery and an obvious delight in
making liberal flesh creep."

   At the Eleventh IHR Conference in October 1992--as he had in his
presentations at the IHR Conferences of 1983, 1989 and 1990--this good
friend of the Institute for Historical Review not only shed new light on
important chapters of twentieth-century history, he delighted attendees
with humorous updates on some of the new ways he had found to make liberal
flesh creep.

   In the three decades since he published his first book, Irving has
firmly established himself as not only one of the most successful and
widely-read historians of our time, but also as one of the most courageous.

   He has an enviable track record of uncovering startling new facts about
even supposedly well-known episodes of history.  His effectiveness is due
in very large measure to his discovery of original source materials, such
as diaries, original documents, and so forth, from both official and
private sources.  He is tenacious in his ceaseless digging in just about
every important historical archive in the western world.

   A professional historian, Irving has little respect for taxpayer-
financed scholars who are guilty of what he calls "inter-historian incest,"
and who thereby help to keep alive dangerous myths and legends left over
from wartime propaganda.

   His first work, _The Destruction of Dresden_, was published in 1963 when
he was 25 years old.  Since then, he has published more than two dozen
books, many of them best-sellers, including biographies of Hermann Goring,
Winston Churchill, and Erwin Rommel.  He is currently at work on a
biography of Joseph Goebbels.

   Several of Irving's books have appeared in various languages, and
several have been serialized in prominent periodicals, including the
_Sunday Express_, the _Sunday Telegraph_ and _Der Spiegel_.

   Over the years, he has also contributed articles to some 60 British and
foreign periodicals, including the _Daily Telegraph_ and the _Sunday
Express_ in London, the _Mainichi Shimbun_ in Tokyo, and _Stern_ and _Der
Spiegel_ in Hamburg.

   Irving's reputation first came under vicious attack following the
publication in 1977 of _Hitler's War_, a monumental work that was
hysterically criticized for its contention that Hitler did not order the
extermination of Europe's Jews.  The mass killings must have been carried
out by Himmler and his cohorts behind Hitler's back, Irving concluded at
that time.

   As a journalist for _Time_ magazine once told him, "Until _Hitler's War_
you couldn't put a foot wrong, you were the darling of the media.  After
it, they heaped slime on you."

   So enraged was the Zionist Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith by
this book that the shadowy organization promptly added his name to its
ever-growing list of enemies.  As it turned out, the ADL's troubles with
Irving were only just beginning.

   The international campaign against him became even more vicious
following the publication in 1981 of _Uprising_, a history of the 1956
anti-Communist revolt in Hungary.  This book enraged the ADL crowd because
it does not whitewash the significant Jewish role in the Hungarian
Communist regime.  [Softcover edition available from the IHR for $16.95
plus $2.00 shipping.]

   Irving has made several highly successful speaking and promotion tours
in Germany, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United States, and other
countries.  German listeners in particular delight in hearing an Englishman
say out loud what many in that country believe in their souls but have been
intimidated into keeping to themselves.  In Germany, Irving has become a
kind of conscience for a people who have been largely robbed of their own.

   A startling climax in the second "Holocaust Trial" of Ernst Zundel in
1988 was the testimony of Irving, who was the last of 23 defense witnesses.
He stunned the completely packed Toronto courtroom by announcing that he
had changed his mind about the Holocaust story.  During his three days on
the stand, he explained in detail why he now endorses the Revisionist view
of the extermination story.

   In June 1989, Irving published the British edition of _The Leuchter
Report_.  This handsome, illustrated edition, for which he wrote a
foreword, was launched by him at a press conference in London.  He told the
journalists there that the infamous extermination gas chambers of Auschwitz
and Majdanek did not exist, except, perhaps, as the brainchild invention of
Britain's wartime propaganda bureau, the Political Warfare Executive (PWE).

   A magnificent 860-page Focal Point edition of _Hitler's War_ was
published last year.  Taking account of his most recent research and
insights, references to so-called "extermination camps" have been removed
from this revised edition.  And in his introduction, Irving deftly tears
apart one historical legend after another.

   This work--the product of decades of patient research and writing--has
proven particularly enraging to the enemies of truth in history.

   In addition to the usual lies, his adversaries have even turned to
criminal burglary and arson in their fitful and frantic efforts to silence

   Not long ago, an official of the American Jewish Committee, a certain
Kenneth S. Stern, declared that Irving "NEVER has been considered a serious
historian."  (_The Oregonian_, Portland, Oct. 7, 1992.)

   That is simply a baldfaced lie.

[Photograph captioned, "Irving refers to a document during his presentation
at the 1990 IHR Conference in Washington, DC."]

   In fact, Irving's remarkable abilities have been acknowledged by some of
the most prominent names in the field.  British historian Hugh
Trevor-Roper, writing in the _Sunday Times_ of London, once declared, "No
praise can be too high for Irving's indefatigable scholarly industry."
Trevor-Roper also called Irving one of the "few guides I would entirely
trust . . . indefatigable in pursuit of the evidence, fearless in face of
it, sound in judgment . . ."

   Another prominent British historian, A. J. P. Taylor, once wrote of him:
"David Irving is a patient researcher of unrivalled industry and success."

   David John Cawdell Irving was born in Hutton, Essex, England, on March
24, 1938, the son of an illustrator and Royal Navy commander.  His father
and mother were both well-known writers.  After a liberal arts education at
the four-century-old Sir Anthony Browne's school in Brentwood, Essex, young
Irving won a scholarship to study physics at the Imperial College of
Science and Technology in London.

   It did not take long, though, for him to realize that his life's calling
would not be in the hard sciences.

   In 1959 he moved to Germany's industrial Ruhr region to spend a year
working in a steel mill to perfect his fluency in German.  Then, after a
stint working as a clerk-stenographer with the US Strategic Air Command at
an airbase near Madrid, he returned to England to study political economy
at London's University College.

   Irving speaks fluent German, very good Spanish, and quite passable
French, and reads several other languages.

   On a personal note, he is the father of four daughters.  His hobbies are
oil painting, travel, and cinematography, and his favorite song is the
English naval hymn, "For Those in Peril of the Sea."

   He lives in the Mayfair district of London's West End, although in
recent years has spent quite a lot of time at a south Florida retreat,
where he now prefers to do his serious writing.

   You'd need a pickup truck to carry away all the newspaper and magazine
clippings that have appeared over the years about Irving.

   In January 1992, for example, a flurry of reports appeared in newspapers
and television broadcasts around the world suggesting that he had abandoned
his highly skeptical view of the Holocaust extermination story because of
what he had found in the postwar "memoir" of Adolf Eichmann, the German SS
officer who coordinated the wartime deportations of Jews.

   Had Irving defected from the Revisionist camp?  In the wake of this
uproar, he told the IHR: "My position remains unchanged."  There were
"certain My-Lai-type atrocities" by German troops in the occupied Soviet
territories, but the "gas chambers and factories of death are legend," and
there is no wartime evidence of an order by Hitler to exterminate the Jews.
In an interview at the time with the London _Jewish Chronicle_ (January 17,
1992), Irving said, "The Jews are very foolish not to abandon the gas
chamber theory while they still have time."

   Last May, a German court fined Irving 10,000 marks--about $6,000--for
public statements he had made challenging the Holocaust story.  His crime?
At a meeting in Munich in 1990, Irving had said that the building in the
Auschwitz main camp that has been portrayed for years as an extermination
gas chamber is a phony reconstruction (or, in German, "Attrappen").

   The Munich district court refused to permit the defense to present even
a single witness or exhibit.  For example, it would not permit Irving's
attorneys to call as a witness the director of the Auschwitz State Museum,
Dr. Franciszek Piper, who has privately confirmed on several occasions that
what Irving had told the meeting in 1990 is, in fact, the truth.  After his
attorneys dramatically walked out of the courtroom to protest the judge's
outrageous rulings, Irving delibered a stirring plea for truth and justice
that has since been widely circulated in Germany on audio cassette and as a
leaflet.  (For more on this trial, see the July-August 1992 _IHR

   Also last year, Irving played the key and highly publicized role in
bringing to light the long-suppressed diaries of Third Reich propaganda
chief Dr. Joseph Goebbels.  Last July, the London _Sunday Times_, one of
the world's most influential papers, published extensive translated
excerpts from the diary, which Irving found and transcribed.  (See report
in the October 1992 _IHR Newsletter_.)

   International and British Jewish organizations lost no time in attacking
the paper for employing Irving, and the resulting furor made headlines in
newspapers and magazines around the world.  A report in the London _Jewish
Chronicle_ headlined "Sunday Times comes under pressure" (July 17, 1992),
described the extent of the campaign to punish the paper for its
collaboration with Irving.  Officials of the American Jewish Committee
added their voices to the worldwide pressure campaign, expressing
particular anger because the historian has addressed several IHR
conferences.  The _Sunday Times_ capitulated, and in breach of contract,
refused to pay Irving the agreed-upon fee of 83,000 pounds.  He is suing.

   On July 3, more than 300 Jewish demonstrators gathered outside Irving's
London residence to denounce him.  The next day, July fourth (by the way,
the ninth anniversary of the devastating 1984 arson attack against the IHR
office-warehouse), a larger crowd of several hundred met at the same place
to shout more insults.  Among the banners carried by the crowd of Marxists,
Jews, homosexuals and Rastafarians were placards reading "Return to the
Road of Lenin and Trotsky!," and "Build a Bolshevik Party, Tribune of ALl
the Oppressed!"

   That same day, though, about 250 persons defied intimidation and threats
to hear and cheer Irving and other speakers at a Revisionist seminar in
London.  Besides Irving, the audience heard addresses by Kirk Lyons,
Leuchter's US attorney, and Georgia attorney Sam Dickson (who addressed the
1986 IHR conference).

   In all this, it is gratifying to note that it is a _Revisionist_
historian who was--once again--at the forefront of historical discovery.
In spite of the well-organized international campaign to boycott and
silence him, David Irving remains at the vanguard of his profession--and,
by the way, SOLELY on the basis of his indisputable knowledge, skill and

   It is also gratifying to realize that, as a result of each of those
recent controversies, hundreds of thousands--if not millions--of newspaper
and magazine readers around the world are now aware that a historian of
recognized international stature rejects critical aspects of the orthodox
Holocaust extermination story.

[end of article]

[Reprinted by permission from _The Journal of Historical Review_, P.O. Box
1306, Torrance, CA 90505, USA.  Subscription rate: $40 per year, domestic.
$50 per year, foreign.]

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From oneb!!destroyer!gatech!!emory!wupost!uunet!techbook!dgannon Thu Apr 15 22:04:00 PDT 1993

>From _The Journal of Historical Review_, Vol. 13, Number 1 (Jan./Feb. 1993):

                         The Wages of Apostasy:
                            LIFE UNDER FIRE

                              David Irving

        (Presented at the Eleventh IHR Conference, October 1992)

Thank you, United States, for letting me come and speak.  I mean that
seriously because the fight is now getting quite creepy.  For two years
now, in country after country, I have been conducting this international
Campaign for Real History.  During this period, in country after country,
I've come up against an international campaign AGAINST real history--an
international campaign full of lies, an international campaign to suppress
the truth.  The truth of this campaign is quite clearly something that I
had previously not wanted to believe: there is, in fact, an international
force out there with an influence that transcends frontiers.  Day after
day, country after country, month after month, I come up against this
international force.

   In my apartment in London, I've accordingly opened a file titled "Jewish
Harassment."  this should not be taken to mean, in the slightest, that I am
anti-Jewish, because I'm not.  The fact that many Jews are anti-Irving does
not mean to say that I am anti-Jewish.  There's no paradox in that
statement.  Week after week, month after month, they are causing me immense
harassment, embarrassment and distress.  But journalists come to me, again
and again, and ask me: "Mr. Irving, are you anti-Semitic?"  And I reply,
"Not yet."

   For two years now, I have been the target of this worldwide campaign--in
Germany, France, Spain, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Argentina,
Brazil, and England.  Let me tell you a little about what has been
happening in some of these countries.

   In Germany, I'm now technically a prohibited person.  I can't go there
because the German authorities have ordained that David Irving shall no
longer cross their frontier.  A free democracy, and yet that's the only way
they can fight against me: by forbidding me to come in.  That edict was
issued in March 1990.  But since then, I've been in and out of Germany 60
times.  I'm not going to tell you how I've done it--but there are ways of
doing it.

   In Austria, there's an arrest warrant out against me, but no entry
prohibition (whereas in Germany there's the entry prohibition but no arrest
warrant).  So between the two of them you can find a way of getting in.  As
I said to the Germans the last time I spoke to a mass meeting of 7,000
people in Passau: there are enough people here in plain clothes taking
notes for the Ministry of the Interior, and tonight they'll be asked: how
did he get in again?  To this I can only say: "Go ask your colleagues in
Austria how David Irving got in this time."

Banned in South Africa

   Besides Germany and Austria, officially I am not permitted to get into
Italy or South Africa.  Last January and February, I spoke for two months
in South Africa, this time visiting 15 towns and cities.  Two weeks after I
returned to England, a letter arrived from the South African government in
Pretoria.  It told me: "Mr. Irving, as an Englishman you normally do not
require a visa to enter South African territories.  For you we are going to
make an exception."  I reported this ban to the South African newspapers,
which discovered in a matter of days that this unique embargo was being
placed on me by the South African Jewish organizations.  This was followed
by an outcry by other South Africans who wanted to hear me on radio and
television, and in person.  It was another encroachment on freedom of

   Of course, I am able to come and speak here in the United States because
you have something very important, your First Amendment guaranteeing
freedom of speech.  It is very unlikely, I think, that the United States
government would actually stoop to trying to prevent me from coming here to
speak.  It would be a very, very serious day indeed if that should happen.

   In Canada, I have a big speaking tour lined up that is due to start on
October the 26th.  Yesterday, here in this very hotel [in Irvine,
California], I was handed an express letter from the Canadian government
informing me that I would not be allowed to enter Canada.  Once again,
pressure has been exerted by these international groups to keep me from
speaking.  In this case it was the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles,
but the reason given me was this: "Mr. Irving, under the immigration act, a
person is not permitted to enter if he has committed a criminal offense in
another country, or if he is likely to commit a criminal offense in Canada.
We may consider you likely to commit a criminal offense."

   After receiving this, I straight away instructed my attorney in Canada
to point out that I've been to Canada some 30 times since 1965, and not
once have I committed a criminal offense.  So, PRIMA FACIE, I am unlikely
to commit a criminal offense on the 31st occasion.  [On October 26, Irving
legally entered Canada.  He was illegally arrested--after lecturing on
freedom of speech--at Victoria, B.C., and deported on November 13 after a
three week court battle.  He is appealing.]

Detention in Rome

   In June of this year, I went to Italy.  I arrived in Rome, after a stop
in Munich, from Moscow, where I had been working for two weeks in the
former Soviet government's secret state archives.  As I got off the plane
in Rome, six Carabinieri police cars were waiting for me at the airfield,
and as I got into the airport bus, the police stormed the bus, rifles
drawn, and called out my name, "Mr. Irving."  Ladies and gentlemen, now
that's EMBARRASSING!  Under the circumstances, I tried to make it look as
if this was my VIP escort!

   They held me there in the police station at Rome's airport for four
hours until the plane turned round and flew back to Munich.  And half way
through, they let in the Italian student who had arrived to meet me there.
(I had been invited by a university professor.)

   During the police interrogation, I "hadn't understood" a word of
Italian, and I made them speak English to me.  But when the students came
in, I spoke with them in Italian, explaining how sorry I was.  Seeing this,
the police colonel became very indignant and said: "SILENZIO, Don't Speak."
So I said, "Where does it say that I can't speak?"  He repeated: "Silenzio,
Don't-a speaka."  And I repeated: "Excuse me, but nowhere do I see a sign
that says Silenzio."  At that, he seized a thick felt-tip pen, and in a
blind, Italian temper he went to the magnificently painted wall inside this
beautiful, brand new police station, saying "You can't-a see-a?  Here!,"
and wrote the letters S I L E N Z I O on the wall, and then shouted:

   Last October [1991], I spoke in Argentina.  On the morning of the first
day, I took part in a two-hour television program.  (I also speak Spanish.)
I was on with a man named Maurizio Maro, but whose real name turned out to
be Goldfarb.  If only they had told me beforehand!  But too late.

   Goldfarb asked me questions like: "But Adolf Hitler, he was crazy wasn't
he?"  And I said: "No, he wasn't."  "But of course he was crazy," he
retorted.  I responded by saying:

      There's no evidence for that at all.  The evidence is that we--the
   British and Americans--captured seven of Hitler's doctors.  We
   interrogated all seven of them on that specific point: Hitler's own
   physicians were asked if they considered him clinically sane or out of
   his mind.  All of them came to the conclusion that, even until the very
   last moments of his life, he was totally sane.  And not only that, I
   have personally found Hitler's medical diaries--the diaries kept by his
   doctor, Theodor Morrell, which I found in the archives in Washington,
   DC.  After transcribing them, I published them.  These diaries also
   confirm, without a doubt at all, that Hitler was perfectly sane and
   physically normal.

   Now considerably agitated, Goldfarb responded: "But the man must be
totally crazy because he killed forty million human beings."  The first
time he threw out this figure, I let it pass, but the second time round, I
stopped him, saying: "Forty million?  Excuse me, where does THIS figure
come from then?"  Goldfarb then said: "A person who kills even one man is a
criminal."  In this case, then, I said, President Bush is a major criminal
because of the damage he did in the Gulf War this very February.

   At this point, the interview was dramatically cut short.  And the very
next day, all the other interviews that had been lined up by my publisher
in Argentina were cancelled.  Newspaper and television interviews, and a
Belgrano University appearance--all were cancelled.  It was an object
lesson on the influence that certain people have.  The day after that
(October 18, 1991), a major daily newspaper, _La Nacion_, published a
communique issued by Argentina's Jewish governing agency, with a headline
calling me an "International Agitator."  Well, I'm sorry that the Jews get
so easily agitated.  But it's not my fault.  My job is to go there and
lecture on the historical truth as I see it.

The Right to be Wrong

   I admit that we may be wrong.  Each of us in this room may be wrong on
this or that matter.  But I demand the Right to be Wrong!  That is the
essence of freedom of speech in any country.

   No one is going to define for us what the received version of history is
or should be.  But that is what they are trying to do now in Germany, and
all around the world.

   Every other aspect of world history is open to debate and dispute--
except one.  Anyone who challenges this one aspect of history is
automatically, IPSO FACTO, described as an anti-Semite.  Jewish leaders are
now saying that anyone who questions any aspect of the Holocaust is an
anti-Semite.  Of course, that's not true.  We are just lovers of the truth,
and determined to get to the bottom of what actually did and did not

   I do not insist that what I tell you here is necessarily the only
version of the truth, and that thou shalt have no other truth than this.
I'm not as arrogant as that.  I do say that this is the best that I can do,
given limited resources, and against the harassment that I've come up
against in the last few years.

   That harassment has gotten worse and worse, particularly with the recent
Focal Point publication of the new edition of _Hitler's War_.  This new
edition contains material never seen before.  If you want to see a
photograph showing what it looks like when 17,500 people are killed in 30
minutes, here it is.  Everyone's heard about Hiroshima and Dresden, but no
one knows about what happened in Pforzheim, a small German town in
Baden-Wurttemberg, where one person in four was killed in the most horrible
manner in mid-February 1945.  We have photos of that crime.  I've shown
this photograph to audience after audience.

   On the previous page of _Hitler's War_ are the well-known photographs of
Dresden, where a hundred thousand people were killed in a period of twelve
hours by the British and Americans.  So many were killed so quickly that
there weren't enough living left to bury the dead.  So the corpses had to
be burned on these huge funeral pyres in the Dresden Altmarkt.  I published
the photographs in 1963 in my first book, _The Destruction of Dresden_ and,
now, in _Hitler's War_, I publish them for the first time in color.

Window Smashing

   There are 60 color photographs in this book, a work that no other
publisher could have published so lavishly.  Of course, our traditional
enemies are absolutely livid because of this book, which is very
sought-after in Britain.  We published it ourselves, and personally
delivered 5,000 copies to 800 book shops up and down the country and around
the world.

   Our traditional enemies have been fighting back.  Their local cells,
branches and agents have been visiting--patiently and methodically, one by
one--every book shop that stocked this book, demanding that it be
"unstocked."  Because most book shop managers are not open to intimidation
in the way newspapers are, they get their windows smashed.  As result,
there's been a campaign of window smashing throughout Britain during the
last three or four months.

   During the night, the big plate-glass windows of the book stores are
smashed, and the next morning the stores receive a letter on letterhead of
the local synagogue, or the local Jewish Board of Deputies.  The letters
say "we are very sorry that your windows were smashed, but what can you
expect?  We promise that if you stop stocking David Irving's books, you
will find that this kind of problem ceases."

   This campaign--smashing the windows of book stores, big and small,
including chain book stores in Britain such as Waterstone's and Dillon's--
has been reported in all the local newspapers.  I subscribe to a press
clipping service, so I get all these clippings.  But there's been nothing
in the British national newspapers.

   And why not?  Well, the answer is that these are a different caliber of
journalists.  I've often wondered where these journalists come from, these
spineless, nasty little creeps such as Bernard Levin of _The Times_ of

   I am philosophical about newspapers.  I remember one Monday morning ten
years ago when my secretary came tome, saying: "David, how can you stand
for it?  Have you read what they've written about you yesterday in the
_Sunday Times_?  It's only a short thing, but you now might as well pack
up.  You're finished."  He read from the article: "David Irving, who
appears substantially to have over-estimated his mental stability this time
. . ."  "They're calling you mad!"

Recycled Lies

   I responded by saying, "Okay, so what?  Are they going to assign me to
some kind of psychiatric gulag archipelago?  That's from the _Sunday
Times_, and this is Monday."  That's the difference between being an author
and being a journalist.  When I write a book it goes into a library and
stays there--especially if it's on acid-free paper.  What a journalist
writes for the _Sunday Times_ appears on Sunday, but by Monday it's
wrapping fish 'n chips!  So, who cares?  Or if it's not wrapping fish 'n
chips, the paper's being recycled to be made into new newsprint for new

   One South African journalist wrote to me during the height of my South
African tour in March 1992.  I was speaking at meeting after meeting,
addressing packed halls.  In Pretoria, as usual, 2,000 people came to hear
me.  In Cape Town, another huge audience turned out to hear me at the
Goodwood Civic Centre.  The next day, I received a fax letter from a _Cape
Times_ journalist named Claire Bisseker who earlier had bombarded me with
questions about what I thought about President de Klerk, the prospects for
South Africa, the ANC, and all the rest of it.  This time her letter was
quite brief:

      Mr. Irving, the _Cape Times_ would like to have your response to the
   following allegations made by a Capetonian who attended your meeting at
   Goodwood [Centre] on March 8.  The source said that the meeting was of a
   neo-Nazi nature.  Complete with Nazi banners and Nazi salutes.  We would
   appreciate it very much if you could fax back to us your response as
   soon as you are able.

   So I turned this over in my mind.  "Remember," I told myself, "you're
dealing with a journalist--a journalist who will twist whatever you say.
If I say that I have no comment, they will print the lies and say that Mr.
Irving had no comment.  If I deny it, they will print the lies and say that
Irving denied it.  They will print the lies whatever you do."  So after
some thought, I sent this brief letter to Claire Bisseker:

   Dear Clair,
      Thank you for your fax, and I appreciate your inquiry.  Yes, you do
   have excellent sources.  Neo-Nazi nature, Nazi banners, and Nazi
   salutes--the lot.  As I marched in, an orchestra struck up the Slaves'
   Chorus from Verdi's opera, "Aida."  Later, the orchestra played the
   first bars of Franz Liszt's "Les Preludes," and it concluded with
   Liszt's Opus 63 String Quartet.  Meanwhile, searchlight batteries
   stationed around the Goodwood Civic Centre lit up, their crystal beams
   joining in a cathedral of ice ten thousand feet above the site; a
   thousand hands were once more flung aloft in the holy salute, and a
   thousand throats roared the Horst Wessel anthem.  A video is available,
   directed by Leni Riefenstahl.
      I hope the above material suffices for what you have in mind.

   That's the way to deal with journalists!  I have developed my own
techniques in dealing with them.

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