Irving: Banged Up -- Survival as a Political Prisoner

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By David Irving. Banged up is the unedifying story, told without rancour and often with a bitter humour, of a British historian who spent four hundred days in solitary confinement in Austria’s oldest jailhouse, convicted under a 1945 Stalin-era law because of a lecture on history that he has delivered in Vienna sixteen years before. There is outcry in the free world’s press. Soon he is faced with new charges, carrying a twenty-year sentence, for talking to the BBC. Then the case comes to the Court of Appeal… H/B 146 pp.