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Executed at Dawn

By David Johnson

9780750959179

ISBN: 9780750959179

Published: 06-07-2015


Executed at Dawn

By David Johnson

ISBN: 9780750959179

Published: 06-07-2015

About This Book

Much has been written about the 302 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were executed for military offences during the First World War, but there is usually only a passing reference to those who took part – the members of the firing squad, the officer in charge, the medical officer and the padre. What are their stories? Through extensive research, David Johnson explores the controversial story of the men forced to shoot their fellow Tommies, examining how they were selected, how they were treated before, during and after the executions and why there were so many procedural variations in the way that the executions were conducted.

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