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The true story of Derek Bentley, whose conviction and execution for a murder committed by someone else provoked a public revulsion.
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The title comes from Voltaire's 'Candide' (1759) in which he says that the British like to kill an Admiral occasionally 'to encourage the others'. This was a reference to the execution by the British Navy of Admiral John Byng in 1757 for failing to relieve the siege of Minorca.
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