William Douglas-Home

Playwright William Douglas-Home (1912-1992) was one of the West End's most successful postwar dramatists with over 40 plays to his name. The younger brother of Prime Minister Alec Douglas Home, he regularly stood for Parliament himself. He was court-martialled and imprisoned during the Second World War for his refusal to obey orders during the Allied operation to capture the port of Le Havre in September 1944 because French civilians had not been permitted to evacuate.

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