Nigel Anthony reads from Bertrand M Patenaude's account of the exile and subsequent assassination of Leon Trotsky, who was outmanoeuvred for the leadership of the Soviet Communist Party by Josef Stalin before being exiled, eventually going into hiding in Mexico in the home of the famous artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
At the time of the Moscow trials, Leon Trotsky, the charismatic intellectual at the heart of the Russian Revolution, had been exiled from the Soviet Union and was unwelcome in almost every country in Europe.
So, as 1937 dawned, he found himself on a Norwegian oil tanker bound for Mexico.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
As 1937 dawned, Trotsky boarded a Norwegian tanker bound for Mexico.