Dr David Hewitt

Dr David Hewitt

David Hewitt is a tribunal judge and a writer. His book about the Five Nights case – Gold, Violet, Black, Crimson, White – is published by Matador (2022). David himself can be found on Twitter @historycalled.

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Five years looking at Five Nights

David Hewitt examines a lost silent film and the great legal kerfuffle it caused

23 January 2023

Military service tribunals during the Great War

If you put a man in harm’s way then realise you made a mistake, shouldn’t you at least try to make amends? 100 years on, David Hewitt examines the case of Joseph Blackburn who didn’t want to go to war and fought only because a military tribunal forced him to

During the Great War, the task of deciding whether men must fight or could be given exemption was usually performed by a local tribunal. 

21 March 2017
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