Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War

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‘Blindfold and Alone’ offers a definitive and complete history of one of the most controversial aspects of the First World War – the story of British soldiers executed for cowardice and desertion.

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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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Weight 0.48 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.4 × 3.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

543

Language

English

Edition

Reissue

Dewey

940.480941 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K