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Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) Kindle Edition
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John Hughes-Wilson (author of MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BLUNDERS) and Cathryn Corns lead 'Shot at Dawn' battlefield tours through France and Flanders. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
Meticulous research backed by eloquent and elegant writing which accommodates the pressures and values of the time, disproving the First World War myth which had terrified conscripts forced 'over the top' by uncaring officers, and rear-echelon generals handing out death sentences to any who shied away. (BBC History Magazine) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 11449 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 560 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson; New Ed Edition (29 October 2015)
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- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B0151PQ7H8
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,093,349 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Fascinating.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2020
The book deals with a difficult subject matter without making it emotive, sound historical background.
The horrors of warReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2013
I remember my father telling me of a chap he knew who had only two sons and within days had received two telegrams to inform him that one of his sons had been killed in action whilst the other had been "Shot at dawn for cowardice in the face of the enemy" Reading these books certainly makes one think.
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ANDREW H MCDOUGALL
An engrossing read, hard to put down. Well ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 February 2015
An engrossing read, hard to put down. Well researched, it enables the reader to understand the realities of soldiering during WW1 and how and why these executions took place within the military, social, legal and medical context of the period.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 November 2017
A very good and informative book used for purpose of collating information for a shot at dawn presentation
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Malcolm R Kemp
An area we could all find ourselves.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2013
So easy to be critical of these poor souls.all I feel is sympathy for the way they were treated While at War, and so much was expected of everyone at that time,Of course some were going to come up short.
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