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

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Sir Terence Rattigan’s 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.

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Sir Terence Rattigan’s 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.

author=Rodney Bennett
pages=188
Published=1973
Book Condtion=Ex public library book.library plate and stamp.generally excellent condition

Weight 500 g

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