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Rupert was an uncle of Lieutenant George, who became Minister of War in 1917.
However, instead of sending a telegram, George and Baldrick got drunk and forgot about it. Luckily, Rupert had already been informed about how General Melchett had handled Blackadder's trial, thanks to a letter that George's mother received (which was intended for Captain Blackadder, but had incorrectly been sent by Baldrick). In the last second, Rupert overturned Blackadder's sentence, allowing him to escape the firing squad.