In 1985, a British businessman named Nigel Watts faced a long and fierce dispute over a right to insurance for the past ten years with the insurance company Sun Alliance, of which Lord Aldington was the chairman. In 1945, Lord Aldington was chief of staff of the V-Corps, which carried out the repatriation. In agreement with Tolstoy, Watts wrote and published a pamphlet accusing Aldington of war crimes for his involvement in the repatriation of the Cossacks.  In 1945, it is known that Toby was planning Low as Aldington after leaving the military to enter politics by running as a Conservative candidate for the House of Commons. Tolstoy has repeatedly suggested that Aldington wants the patronage of Macmillan, a rising star in the Conservative Party, and would do anything that would please Macmillan, such as the repatriation of the Cossacks as he wished.  Aldington then sued Watts for defamation, and Tolstoy insisted on being charged because he saw a chance to promote his cause.  The full text of the Yalta Agreement is here: www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/wwii/yalta.htmAbout links The British historian Edwyn Morris argued in 2008 in his essay “The Repatriation of the Cossacks from Austria in 1945” that for Churchill in 1945, a major concern was to ensure a major concern in 1945. The return of all British prisoners of war to German POW camps, which fell into the hands of the Soviet Union when the Red Army advanced to Germany in 1944-45, and the British policy of repatriating people to the Soviet Union was dictated by the fear that Stalin would hold British prisoners of war hostage.  Morris argued that Churchill was the well-founded belief that the British would not return British prisoners of war if the British granted asylum to the Cossacks.  Under the Yalta Agreement, the Soviets were to return American and British prisoners of war, who came into the hands of the Red Army in exchange for the American and British governments, in order to bring back men from the Soviet Union who were falling into their hands. Mr. Morris argued that if Britain broke the terms of the Yalta Convention by granting asylum to the Cossacks, the Soviet Union could also violate the terms of the Yalta Convention and refuse to recover the hundreds of thousands of British prisoners of war that the Germans had concentrated in prisoner-of-war camps in East Germany (it was German policy to build POW camps in East Germany, as it was becoming more difficult to reach Western Europe for prisoners of war.
 Morris also asserted that, since the Cossacks fought for Germany, it is unreasonable to expect Churchill to sacrifice thousands of British prisoners of war to save them.  British prisoners of war at the hands of the Soviet Union were returned “humanely and quickly” to the United Kingdom.  In response to the Minister and the Massacres, the British historian Robert Knight accused in his 1986 article “Harold Macmillan and the Cossacks: What There A Klagenfurt Conspiracy?” Tolstoy of scientific fault and writes that in May 1945, British policy in Austria was dictated by Operation Beehive, which titled the preparation of a possible war with Yugoslavia and possibly the Soviet Union.  In May 1945, the Trieste crisis almost provoked an Anglo-Yugoslav war, when Field Marshal Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia claimed the Italian city of Trieste, while Britain supported the retention of Trieste within Italy. As Yugoslavia was a Soviet ally in 1945, there were real fears that an Anglo-Yugoslav war would easily degenerate into an Anglo-Soviet war.