Watching David Maxwell Fyfe's cross-examination of Goering at Nuremberg,

Robert Cooper, correspondent of The Times wrote:

 

IT WAS FOR THIS

THAT THEY FOUGHT

On June 18th 1940 Winston Churchill delivered a speech in the House of Commons, which has since been named 'Their Finest Hour,'

 

If we can stand up to him (Hitler), all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad and sunlit uplands

But if we fail then the whole world and all that we have known and cared for will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age.'

 

 

People fought for all that we have known and cared for:

 

They fought for much more than the absence of war, they fought for peace.

 

They fought for freedom, protected by the law, and the maintenance of justice.

In November 2020 Armistice Day, our annual festival of remembrance

nestles between two significant anniversaries that shine a light on what people fought for

as others contributed to the war effort between 1939 and  1945.

 MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TELL

THE STORY OF

 

DAVID MAXWELL FYFE'S

JOURNEY FROM NUREMBERG

TO STRASBOURG

70 years 

since signing the

European Convention

on Human Rights

75 years 

since the

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

In the run up to November 2020

 

Weaving his words with original musical settings of the poems which inspired him,

exploring his philosophy of natural law amid the landscapes of his journey, and the love story at its' heart.

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We are commemorating the joint anniversaries of the birth of human rights

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In preparation for 2020, below are extracts from the film and book to reflect on during Armistice 2019.  

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