The Thin Yellow Line (Wordsworth Military Library)

By: Moore, William

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Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Used paperback book copy of The Thin Yellow Line by William Moore. Wordsworth Military Library. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1999. xii, 270 pages. 5-3/8 x 8-3/8 inches, 22 cm. From the book cover: The summary execution by firing squad of confused and shell-shocked British soldiers in the First World War still arouses heated passions over eighty years later. Calls for posthumous pardons are still made in Parliament on behalf of these men who were tried by flawed courts martial and shot within hours of the verdict. William Moore's compassionate account of the dreadful proceedings that caused 346 men to be executed by their comrades was the first book to raise this uncomfortable subject. Brilliantly researched against the wishes of the War Office, it traces the origins of military capital punishment, placing in context the regulations which led brave men, both regular soldiers and conscripts, to their lonely deaths at dawn.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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The summary execution by firing squad of confused and shell-shocked British soldiers in World War I by their comrades still arouses heated passions, over eighty years later. Calls for posthumous pardons are still made in Parliament on behalf of these men who were tried by flawed courts martial and shot within hours of the verdict.

Title: The Thin Yellow Line (Wordsworth Military Library)

Author/Composer: Moore, William

Categories: History Military/War,

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd.: 1999-10-01

ISBN Number: 1840222158

ISBN Number 13: 9781840222159

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 013403

Keywords: Literature Nonfiction, History Military War, Books World War I, WWI Traitors, William Moore, Wordsworth Military Library, ISBN 1840222158,