Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes.
Title BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher London Cassell 2002
0304364495 / 9780304364497
Seller ID 22169
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean.