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The definitive history of the British soldiers executed by their own Army during the First World War Three hundred and fifty-one men were executed by British Army firing squads between September 1914 and November 1920. By far the greatest number, 266 were shot for desertion in the face of the enemy. The executions continue to haunt the history of the war, with talk today of shell shock and posthumous pardons. Using material released from the Public Records Office and other sources, the authors reveal what really happened and place the story of these executions firmly in the context of the military, social and medical context of the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780304366965
ISBN-10: 030436696X
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 138mm x 29mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Cassell Military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Hughes-Wilson

John Hughes-Wilson (author of Military Intelligence Blunders) and Cathryn Corns lead 'Shot at Dawn' battlefield tours through France and Flanders.

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