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    • ISBN:9780304366965
    • Publication date:09 Jun 2005

Blindfold and Alone

By John Hughes-Wilson and Cathryn M Corns

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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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Colonel John Hughes-Wilson is a military historian, author and broadcaster. He lectures on 'Military Law in Action'. Cathryn Corns is a clinical scientist with a passionate interest in military history. John Hughes-Wilson and Cathryn Corns lead 'Shot at Dawn' battlefield tours through France and Flanders.

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  • ISBN: 9781474603195
  • Publication date: 29 Oct 2015
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