Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War (BOK)

John Hughes-Wilson, Cathryn Corns

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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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Cathryn Corns, John Hughes-Wilson
Forlag
CASSELL LBS
ISBN 9780304366965
Antall sider 560 Dimensjoner 13,6cm x 21,5cm x 4,3cm
Vekt 705 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, First World War, Other warfare & defence issues