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011: Summer 1984

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062: September 2001

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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918

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It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of those available to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. [1] This observation is at odds with the example of the Guards Division which also had a favourable reputation, but whose discipline was strict.[2] It is therefore potentially useful…


110: October 2017 Special Edition

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111: March 2018

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Branch AGM followed by “Shot at Dawn”

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The first part of the meeting will be the AGM.  This normally takes about 20 minutes.  The Branch committee will share their thoughts on the proposed day trips that we plan to organise in the future.  During the second part of the meeting we will revisit the contentious issue of the execution of 346 men who were shot at dawn for a variety of milit…


8 January 1917: PTE James Tongue

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Pte 11850 J. Tongue of the 1st King's Liverpool Regiment was executed after a trial for desertion, the execution taking place between 6.30 and 7.45 am at Brailly on 8 January 1917. 'The case is a bad one' wrote the commander of the Fifth Army. 'I am unable to concur in the view that a man who has been passed fit for General Service can be excused …