Letter: Woodward trial

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Sir: You claim that the "Boston Massacre" of 1770 involved British colonial soldiers being "slaughtered by the French and their Indian allies" (report, 4 November). Any American schoolchild could tell you that the victims of the Boston Massacre were ordinary citizens of Boston, shot dead by British "Redcoats" - an outrage that helped to spark the American Revolution.

WILSON McLEOD

Edinburgh

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