Aldred & Wynn: It Might Have Happened to You

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By Guy Aldred and John Wynn. An edited reprint of the original 1943 document which gave details of the conditions under which hundreds, if not thousands, thousands of British citizens were imprisoned without trial during World War II under the notorious “18B” Defence Regulations. This “law” allowed for the indefinite detention, without the right of habeas corpus, of anyone who the government deemed to have committed "acts prejudicial to the public safety." This was used to arrest anyone who opposed the war with Germany. The victims of 18B were incarcerated in a number of concentration camps set up across Britain. Contains much detail which exposes the hypocrisy of those claiming to be fighting for democracy while employing police state methods against peaceful opponents at home. P/B, 216pp.