Sunday, November 11, 2007

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Least we forget

It is recognised today that many of the soldiers who were shot at dawn may have suffered from "shell shock" or "battle fatigue" and were obviously under extreme stress, which resulted in them deserting or other actions. Today these conditions are better known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is recognised as an illness.

Non of the executed soldiers would be shot today, the military death penalty was finally outlawed in 1930.

Many of these men proved they were brave by refusing to be blindfolded for their executions. They stared down the barrels of the guns which were about to kill them. That's not cowardice. That's courage.


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