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Shot At Dawn (Need Pictures)

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Product description

Based on years of painstaking research, this is the first book to give complete details of all these execution, including names of victims; their 'crimes'; the circumstances, dates and places of execution, and of burial (where known); names of regiments and other units; and victims' personal histories and private circumstances (where known). The authors demonstrate the ineptness ignorance and unfairness of the British court martial system at the time, and how frequently condemned men (from almost every regiment and corps in the Army) were proved to have been formerly brave soldiers who had simply cracked under pressure of trench warfare. These men were judicially killed as a lesson to other soldiers who, it was thought, might themselves crack. In the event, many of the victims went to their deaths with unbelievable courage and dignity, as eye-witness accounts in this book show.
Book in good condition with dust jacket mostly intact, (small corner of the dust jacket has been cut off). No markings that obstruct the text.

Item details

Author(s):
Julian Putkowski, Julian Sykes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
6.5"x9.6"
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
302

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Based on years of painstaking research, this is the first book to give complete details of all these execution, including names of victims; their 'crimes'; the circumstances, dates and places of execution, and of burial (where known); names of regiments and other units; and victims' personal histories and private circumstances (where known). The authors demonstrate the ineptness ignorance and unfairness of the British court martial system at the time, and how frequently condemned men (from almost every regiment and corps in the Army) were proved to have been formerly brave soldiers who had simply cracked under pressure of trench warfare. These men were judicially killed as a lesson to other soldiers who, it was thought, might themselves crack. In the event, many of the victims went to their deaths with unbelievable courage and dignity, as eye-witness accounts in this book show.
Book in good condition with dust jacket mostly intact, (small corner of the dust jacket has been cut off). No markings that obstruct the text.

Author(s):
Julian Putkowski, Julian Sykes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
6.5"x9.6"
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
302

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