The Archer-Shees Against The Admiralty - The Story behind the Winslow Boy

£8.00
In stock
SKU
1319
Sir Terence Rattigans notable play and film The Winslow Boy is based on an actual case - the case of George Archer-Shee, which occurred between 1908 and 1911. George Archer-Shee, a thirteen year old Cadet at Osborne Naval College, was expelled accused of stealing a five shilling postal order. He strenuously denied this and his family believed him. They enlisted the aid of one of the great lawyers of the day, Sir Edward Carson, who, after putting the boy through a gruelling cross examination also believed his innocence and agreed to defend him.
Sir Terence Rattigans notable play and film The Winslow Boy is based on an actual case - the case of George Archer-Shee, which occurred between 1908 and 1911. George Archer-Shee, a thirteen year old Cadet at Osborne Naval College, was expelled accused of stealing a five shilling postal order. He strenuously denied this and his family believed him. They enlisted the aid of one of the great lawyers of the day, Sir Edward Carson, who, after putting the boy through a gruelling cross examination also believed his innocence and agreed to defend him.
More Information
Author Rodney Bennett
Published 1973
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 14x23
Pages 188
Weight (g) 500.0000
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account
Copyright © 2018 P&P MaritmeBooks. All rights reserved.