For the Sake of Example

Capital Courts Martial, 1914-1920

Anthony Babington

Date Published :
April 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780850523843
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The widespread executions for desertion by the British in 1914-1918 were covered up at the time; this dramatic exposé has been awarded the Templer Medal.

About The Author

Anthony Babington was born in 1920. He went to Reading School and served with the Royal Ulster Rifles and Dorset Regiment from 1939-45. During the war he was wounded twice and received the Croix de Guerre with Gold Star. He was called to the bar in 1948 and has been a Circuit judge since 1972. His other books include: The Power of Silence (1968), A House in Bow Street (1969), The English Bastille (1971), and The Rule of Law in Britain (1975). In 1983 Leo Cooper publishes Judge Babington's fascinating account of the truth behind the Capital Courts Martial in the Great War, entitles For the Sake of Example.

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