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Blindfold and Alone
John Hughes-Wilson
Cathryn M Corns
Classification : History
Pub Date : Oct 09, 2008
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 544
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304366965
Price : 899

About the book

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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John Hughes-Wilson

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, the past President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, is one of Britain's leading military historians, and a well-reviewed author and commentator a...(+)

Cathryn M Corns
John Hughes-Wilson (author of Military Intelligence Blunders) and Cathryn Corns lead 'Shot at Dawn' battlefield tours through France and Flanders.



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