Blindfold and alone

British military executions in the Great War

By Corns, Cathryn M. & Hughes-Wilson, John

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ISBN
978-0-30435-397-2
Publisher
London : Cassell Military, 2001.


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Reviewed on January 1, 2002

It hardly seems fair to place a man in hell and then to punish him when he shows fear. Yet this was standard procedure in the British army in World War I, when execution by firing squad was punishment for desertion in the face of the enemy and other crimes. Using recently released courts-martial records, clinical scientist Corns and retired British army intelligence Colonel Hughes-Wilson attempt to explain Britain's use of the ultimate punishment in te...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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