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Shot at Dawn Robert King

Shot at Dawn By Robert King

Shot at Dawn by Robert King


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Thousands of British soldiers lie in cemeteries clustered around the battle sites of the First World War. Over 3,000 soldiers were sentenced to death by Army Law, for desertion or other petty crimes, and more than 300 of these were blindfolded and shot by their own battalion.

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Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen Executed by the British Army in the First World War by Robert King

Thousands of British soldiers lie in cemeteries clustered around the battle sites of the First World War. Many of these volunteered for war, not realising trench warfare would be far from a grand adventure, nor that they would never return home. But not all of these were killed by the enemy. Over 3,000 soldiers were sentenced to death by Army Law, for desertion or other petty crimes, and more than 300 of these were blindfolded and shot by their own battalion. Many of the 'men' were still teenagers, and faced judgement in a time where shell shock was seen as an excuse for cowardice. They were branded traitors, their deaths covered up and their names forbidden from memorials. Only in 2006, nearly 100 years later, were they finally pardoned. Robert King was part of the campaign to pardon these forgotten men. Here he touches on the lives of fifteen Welshmen history has tried to ignore, and explores what it really meant to be led out and shot at dawn.

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GOR007167076
9780750956420
0750956429
Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen Executed by the British Army in the First World War by Robert King
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
20141006
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