Williams has put together an original polemic against our assumptions about these trials, including those at Nuremberg.David Herman, New Statesman
This is a fine book that does a great job of debunking one of the most enduring myths in history.History of War
Earnest, unsettling book... Williams is a thoughtful, lucid writer, with a lawyer’s appetite for detail... A Passing Fury is heartfelt, moving and often powerfully written.Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
Any trial is an act of theatre.
After the horror of the Second World War, the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of the 'free world's' choice of justice in the face of tyranny, agression and atrocity. But it was only a fragment of retribution as, with ther Allies, the British embarked on the largest programme of war crimes investigations and trials in history.
This book exposes the deeper truth of this controlled scheme of vengance. Moving from the scripted trial of Goering, Hess, and von Ribbentrop, to the makeshift courtrooms where 'minor' war criminals (the psychotic SS officers, the brutal guards, the executioners) were prosecuted, A Passing Fury tells the story of the extrodinary enterprise, the investigators, the lawyers and the perpetrators and asks the question: was justice done?
This is a landmark book. Fluently, meticulously, A. T. Williams allows us to understand both the murderous nature of colonial war and the insidious moral corruption behind its institutional facades.John Pilger
A meticulous, devastating account of war's modern cruelty and the pursuit of justice.Philippe Sands, Author of Lawless World
Of immense value to anyone interested in the conduct, and misconduct, of war in our time... It shows why the Iraq story is far from overRobert Fox, Evening Standard
On 15th September 2003 Baha Mousa was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. Despite clear evidence of torture and sustained brutality the army’s initial investigation and its later court martial could not uncover who was responsible for the death, a conclusion mocked by the findings of the subsequent public inquiry.
In a candid and unbiased account of one of the most disturbing controversies in recent British military history, Andrew Williams investigates the death of Baha Mousa and lays bare the failures of the British Army’s initial investigation and subsequent court martial, which the Inquiry was prevented from examining.
A Joint Report by Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership, Foleshill Womens Training and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick.
A Joint Report by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick and Coventry Women’s Voices.
A Joint Report of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick and Coventry Women’s Voices.