Against the Law by Peter Wildeblood

By Peter Wildeblood

In March 1954 Peter Wildeblood, a London journalist, was once one among 5 males charged with gay acts within the infamous Montagu Case, because it got here to be recognized. Wildeblood was once sentenced to eighteen months for gay offences, in addition to Lord Montagu and significant Michael Pitt-Rivers. the opposite males have been let loose after turning Queen's facts. during this publication, first released in 1955, Peter Wildeblood tells the tale of his adolescence and schooldays, his warfare provider and collage days, his lifestyles as a journalist, his arrest, trial and imprisonment, and at last his go back to freedom. In its honesty and reticence it really is eloquent testimony to the inhumanity of the remedy of homosexuals in Britain just a iteration in the past. most likely the 1st publication on homosexuality to arrive a mass viewers in Britain, a criminal offense had a right away impact at the Wolfenden Committee, whose record in 1957 urged that gay acts among consenting adults in deepest be legalised, proposals which have been ultimately handed into legislation in 1967.

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182, 185, 188, 195 xxxii Table of Cases Vicom Systems Inc’s Application [1987] OJ EPO 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 172 Victoria Park Racing and Recreation Grounds Co Ltd v Taylor and others (1937) 58 CLR 479 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Victor Stove Co v Hall-Neal Furnace Co 151 MD 306 (Com Dec); 16 TM Rep 541 (1926) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

565 Tancred v Delagoa Bay and East African Rly Co (1889) 23 QBD 239 (DC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tate v Thomas [1921] 1 Ch 503 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Taverner Rutledge Ltd v Trexapalm Ltd [1975] FSR 179 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 732, 733 Technograph Printed Circuits Ltd v Mills & Rockley (Electronics) Ltd [1971] FSR 193 . . . . .

298 SEC v Sloan 436 US 103 (1978) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Saalfield Pub Co v Merriam Co 238 F 1 (CCA 6th 1917) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514n Saltman Engineering Co Ltd v Campbell Engineering Co Ltd [1948] 65 RPC 203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643, 645–47, 654 Samson Cordage Works v Puritan Cordage Mills 211 F 603 (CCA 6th 1914) .

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