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Lord Aldington libel trial - Aldington’s view

Title
Lord Aldington libel trial - Aldington’s view
Genre
Interview; Press conference
TX Date
30 Nov 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:01:44
Description
Interview with Conservative peer, Lord Aldington (Toby Low), after receiving record libel damages of one-and-a-half million pounds, over allegations that he was a war criminal. The jury decided the peer was libelled in a pamphlet alleging he sent seventy thousand Cossacks and Yugoslavs back to their homelands after the Second World War, knowing they would be tortured and massacred. The damages are against historian Count Nikolai Tolstoy who wrote the pamphlet, and property developer Nigel Watts who distributed it.
Contributors
Toby Low
Keywords
Authors; USSR; Libel; War crimes; Trials; Second World War (1939-1945); Property owners; Yugoslavia; Historians; Pamphlets; Nikolai Tolstoy; Nigel Watts; Toby Low; Cossacks; Yugoslavs; War Crimes and the Wardenship of Winchester College

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