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Norman Birkett - the Life of Lord Birkett of Ulverston

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This is a book about Norman Birkett, one of the most humane judges of his time. In 1946 he was one of two British judges at the international war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg. Later he was promoted to the Court of Appeal and on his retirement was created Lord Birkett (in the 1958 New Year Honours list).
Born in 1883, he was educated at Barrow-in-Furness Higher Grade School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
He had two spells as Liberal MP for Nottingham East in the 1920s and early 1930s.
During World War II, he delivered weekly radio broadcasts after the Friday night news to counter the broadcasts of William Joyce, known as Lord Haw Haw. They were considered to be a morale boost during the so-called Phoney War.
On 21st November 1961 he officially opened the public library in Ulverston.
He died in 1962 after failed surgery to mend a ruptured blood vessel.

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Author(s):
H Montgomery Hyde
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
638
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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This is a book about Norman Birkett, one of the most humane judges of his time. In 1946 he was one of two British judges at the international war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg. Later he was promoted to the Court of Appeal and on his retirement was created Lord Birkett (in the 1958 New Year Honours list).
Born in 1883, he was educated at Barrow-in-Furness Higher Grade School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
He had two spells as Liberal MP for Nottingham East in the 1920s and early 1930s.
During World War II, he delivered weekly radio broadcasts after the Friday night news to counter the broadcasts of William Joyce, known as Lord Haw Haw. They were considered to be a morale boost during the so-called Phoney War.
On 21st November 1961 he officially opened the public library in Ulverston.
He died in 1962 after failed surgery to mend a ruptured blood vessel.

No dustjacket.

Author(s):
H Montgomery Hyde
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
638
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

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