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"What alternative punishment is there?": Military Executions During World War I

  title={"What alternative punishment is there?": Military Executions During World War I},
  author={G. Oram},
  • G. Oram
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
The power to inflict the death penalty formed a vital part of the disciplinary process in all the major armies during the First World War. Yet serious historians have neglected the subject. This thesis addresses the topic in a critical manner and challenges the view that executions were arbitrary, reflecting a distant and uncaring High Command. Analysis of military and criminal law in Europe and the United States establishes a comparative framework from which to proceed. Changing ideas about… Expand
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