William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett

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The Right Honourable (William) Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, PC (6 September 188310 February 1962) was a noted British barrister and judge who served as the alternate British Judge during the Nuremberg trials after World War II.


  • I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make sure they are still going.
    • Robert Andrews, Famous Lines: a Columbia dictionary of familiar quotations (1997), which cites a quotation in the London Observer, 30 October 1960

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