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a depressing read - but highly neccessary,
This review is from: Error of Judgement: the Birmingham Bombings (Hardcover)
My (1987) copy was published & printed four years before 'the six' were finally freed so it doesn't end on the high note that later editions were able to.
Mullins drew a lot of flack at the time for 'sympathising with the bombers'. Well, it turned out that he was right. The confessions were forcibly obtained and the crucial Griess tests were flawed.
We were all outraged at these dreadful acts but, unfortunately the police allowed their outrage to cloud their objectivity and sense of justice. There really were no winners in this.
There can be little doubt that this book contributed greatly to the final appeal outcome. Books rarely manage to get results as dramatic as this. Perhaps only Ludovic Kennedy's '10 Rillington Place' can match this one for accomplishment.
A riveting read but not a bundle of laughs.