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The Resource Shot at dawn : the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War, Robert King

Shot at dawn : the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War, Robert King

Label
Shot at dawn : the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War
Title
Shot at dawn
Title remainder
the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Robert King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid the carnage of the battles of World War I a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged with, they could suffer the ultimate penalty, to be shot at dawn. A handful of men serving in Welsh regiments absconded and despite mitigating circumstances and with derisory field trials, usually without representation or a 'soldier's friend' to speak on their behalf they were found guilty and sentenced to death by firing squad. This book documents the cases. In 2006 a motion was put forward to pardon those men, except in cases of murder. This was successful and 305 men, albeit nearly 100 years later, were exonerated
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1947-
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King, Robert
Dewey number
  • 940.4'8
  • 940.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military deserters
  • Firing squads (Execution)
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Shot at dawn : the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War, Robert King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750956420
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780750956420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Shot at dawn : the fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War, Robert King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750956420
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780750956420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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