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In an attempt to imply a secret friendship between Winston Churchill and Nazi SS chief Henrich Himmler during World War II an ‘historical revisionist’ created 29 forged documents and ‘slipped’ them into twelve different files at the National Archives between 2000-2005.    

Officials at the National Archives assure us that this was a one off case, but how can they be sure?  How can any of us be sure?  Remember Orwell’s 1984 protagonist Winston Smith and his role at the Ministry of Truth rewriting history and creating false memories to make the government look good? 

If it’s happened once we can assume that it’s happened before and it’ll happen again!  I’ve watched The X Files – I know what goes on…

Thanks to Forbes for alerting me to this story.

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