Die Hard, Aby!

Abraham Bevistein - The Boy Soldier Shot to Encourage the Others

David Lister

Date Published :
April 2005
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages B/W images
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Recent books, many by Pen and Sword, such as Shot At Dawn have highlighted the shocking cases of young British soldiers in the Great War being executed by their own side. All too often their trials were cursory and the evidence flimsy. This scandal has appalled right-minded people of all political persuasions.

This book examines in depth the case of a young Jewish boy, Aby Beverstein who enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment. Aby was wounded, hospitalized and on (possibly premature) release did not return to his battalion immediately. The authorities arrested and tried him.

His execution was greeted with horror by his family and those who knew him and readers will feel equally outraged.

About The Author

David’s first experience with tanks occurred at the age of 16 when he worked in a local museum. A few years later he started working with computer game developers as a historical consultant. Since then he has worked with several companies including Wargaming’s World of Tanks, Gaijin’s War Thunder, and Obsidian Entertainment's Armoured Warfare.

Throughout this time he visited numerous archives across the country and contributed articles to company websites. In 2016 he self published many of these articles in a book called General War Stories. Which was then followed in 2018 by Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, which was published by Pen & Sword.

He has also been regularly published in History of War magazine, and Tracklink, the magazine of the Bovington Tank Museum.

His website is: www.historylisty.com

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