In 1983 the Sunday Times were caught up in one of the greatest frauds of the 20th century. It had signed a deal to serialise the newly discovered “Hitler Diaries”. The Sunday Times defended the authenticity of the diaries for two weeks, before eventually conceding that it had been duped.
A good day in the life of the Sunday Times.
The Sunday Times spent a decade campaigning for compensation for the victims of thalidomide, providing case studies and evidence of the tragic side-effects of the drug. The tireless efforts of the paper paid off in 1968, when The Distillers Company agreed to a multi-million pound payout for the victims.
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