Nicholas William Bethell was a politician, historian, author and human rights activist.
He was a controversial figure. He campaigned to force airlines to reduce their fares in his Freedom of the Skies campaign, he was opposed to Communism in Eastern Europe but was against the methods used to undermine it.
Nicholas Bethell was born on July 19, 1938 in London and died on September 8, 2007. He had suffered Parkinson's disease.
The Last Secret is about 50,000 Cossacks forced to repatriate to Russia after the Second World War
Book Review:Nicholas Bethell - The Last SecretIn 1945 50,000 Cossacks, men, women and children found themselves in Nazi Germany.
Some were prisoners of war, others refugees from the tyranny of Stalin.
Many of them ended up fighting for Hitler believing that when the war was over they could throw themselves on the mercy of the Allies.
None of them could have expected what followed.
They were systematically herded onto trains and forcibly repatriated.
Many committed suicide rather than face Stalin`s revenge.
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