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The Resource Executed at Dawn : British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918, David Johnson, (electronic resource)

Executed at Dawn : British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918, David Johnson, (electronic resource)

Label
Executed at Dawn : British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918
Title
Executed at Dawn
Title remainder
British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
David Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The controversial story of the men forced to shoot their fellow Tommies"A volley rings out{u2014}a nervous volley it is true, yet a volley. Before the fatal shots are fired I had called the battalion to attention. There is a pause, I wait. I see the medical officer examining the victim. He makes a sign, the subaltern strides forward, a single shot rings out. Life is now extinct . . . We march back to breakfast . . . This is war."Brigadier-General Crozier describes an execution he has ordered of a man who fell asleep on sentry duty. Much has been written about the 346 men who were executed in WW1 but there is usually only a passing reference to those who took part{u2014}the members of the firing squad, the officer in charge, the medical officer, and the padre. What are their stories? Through extensive research, David Johnson explores how they were selected and how they were treated before, during, and after the executions, and why there were so many procedural variations in the way that the executions were conducted
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CtWfDGI
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Johnson, David
Dewey number
  • 940.4/8
  • 940.4/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
D639.E94
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Executions and executioners
  • Firing squads (Execution)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Executed at Dawn : British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918, David Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUyMQ==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00009832
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965521
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965521
  • (Sirsi) b1459658
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Executed at Dawn : British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-1918, David Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUyMQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965521
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965521
  • (Sirsi) b1459658
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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