Description - For the Sake of Example by Anthony Babington
Between the outbreak of World War I and the end of March 1920, 346 officers and men of the British Army were convicted of capital offences by military courts martial, and were executed by shooting at dawn. The details of their trials and their executions were closed to the public until 1981, when Anthony Babington was granted access to the relevant documents in order to research for this book. The result is a chronological account of the various courts martial against the background of the military situation at the time, and the parliamentary disquiet in regard to the sentences. It is an account which reflects little or no credit on most of those who shared responsibility for the executions, whether senior officers, doctors or cabinet ministers. In the foreword to this revised edition, the author reveals several new matters which have been brought to his notice since the book was originally published, including the shooting at dawn of British servicemen as recently as 1946. Anthony Babington, a retired circuit judge, also wrote "No Memorial" and "The Devil to Pay".
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