Blindfold and Alone

Blindfold and Alone

by Cathryn M Corns and John Hughes-Wilson
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Publication Date: 29/10/2015

Three hundred and fifty-one men were executed by British Army firing squads between September 1914 and November 1920. By far the greatest number, 266 were shot for desertion in the face of the enemy. The executions continue to haunt the history of the war, with talk today of shell shock and posthumous pardons.

Using material released from the Public Records Office and other sources, the authors reveal what really happened and place the story of these executions firmly in the context of the military, social and medical context of the period.

Warfare & defence
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John Hughes-Wilson

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson is one of Britain's leading military historians, and a well-reviewed author and commentator on a wide range of intelligence and military-history subjects.

He was selected to be the author of the Imperial War Museum's A History of the First World War in 100 Objects for 2014, the centenary of the start of the Great War. He also wrote Intelligence Blunders, which was found at Osama Bin Laden's bedside and has become a CIA textbook.

John has been a frequent broadcaster for BBC television and radio and worked alongside Huw Edwards and David Dimbleby providing commentary for events including the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Falklands War. During his twenty-five years in the Intelligence Corps and as a Special Forces operations officer, John saw active service in the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Arabia, and Northern Ireland, as well as in the dangerous jungles of Whitehall and NATO.

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