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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 11:53 AM
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6. I remember on a TV programme a chaplain saying that a
particular sergeant-major was executed, actually, because he was too brave. He saw so much action, leading by example, that he ended up shell-shocked (doubtless also wounded many times).

Nor was he the only British soldier shot for his repeated outstanding courage under fire. However, it's all of a piece with the moral turpitude of the pre-war British monied classes, still unapologetic imperialists, at home (the British working class being the last of the colonies), as well as abroad. Very many of their own sons, however, were to pay the ultimate price in that war.
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  -Soldiers executed for "cowardice"... Bigmack  Jul-11-06 11:39 AM   #0 
  - Most of the neo-cons would say,  Freedom_from_Chains   Jul-11-06 11:47 AM   #1 
  - Yes, they would say that...  SteppingRazor   Jul-11-06 11:49 AM   #2 
     - You got that right!!!! LOL  Freedom_from_Chains   Jul-11-06 12:30 PM   #15 
  - Should read, "Soldiers executed for acting sensibly".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-11-06 11:52 AM   #3 
  - Amen to that! The way in WWI soldiers would charge out of the  raccoon   Jul-11-06 11:58 AM   #7 
  - The Kinks had this one nailed  warrens   Jul-11-06 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Watch "Black Adder Goes Forth" (IV) for ripping satire on this subject  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-06 11:53 AM   #5 
  - Wasn't sure if you got that or not. in the USA.  edwardlindy   Jul-11-06 12:01 PM   #8 
  - Yes, and many many other British comedies.  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-06 12:10 PM   #9 
     - Send for the Witchsmeller Swamp Rat!  Octafish   Jul-11-06 12:20 PM   #12 
        - I can't say which is my favorite episode...  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-06 12:26 PM   #13 
           - That was HUGH! Also Robbie Coltrane, if memory serves.  Octafish   Jul-11-06 12:36 PM   #17 
              - "OHHH! ... That PROVES it!"  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-06 01:16 PM   #20 
  - Gen. Melchett portrayed the perfect BFEE chickehawk turd.  Octafish   Jul-11-06 12:16 PM   #10 
     - Stephen Fry was also great as the Duke of Wellington  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-06 12:20 PM   #11 
     - Captain Darling...  Bigmack   Jul-11-06 07:42 PM   #29 
  - I remember on a TV programme a chaplain saying that a  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jul-11-06 11:53 AM   #6 
  - This guy knew what to do with 'British' soldiers...  deaniac21   Jul-11-06 12:27 PM   #14 
     - Who would that be deaniac? Robert the Bruce?  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jul-11-06 12:31 PM   #16 
        - William Wallace  deaniac21   Jul-11-06 12:49 PM   #19 
           - Oh, I thought so at first, but thought I saw a crown.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jul-11-06 01:25 PM   #21 
  - A certain class of American is eligible for execution.  Octafish   Jul-11-06 12:48 PM   #18 
  - A very sad story, octafish. For Eddie Slovik and his wife.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jul-11-06 01:31 PM   #22 
     - Eddie Slovik was killed to make an  calico1   Jul-11-06 01:34 PM   #23 
        - A French minister was imprisoned not so many years ago for  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jul-11-06 02:04 PM   #25 
  - And yet  genie_weenie   Jul-11-06 02:03 PM   #24 
  - Shades of Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" - RENT IT, WATCH IT.  NoodleyAppendage   Jul-11-06 02:09 PM   #26 
  - I recall George Carlin's commentary.  Geoff R. Casavant   Jul-11-06 05:37 PM   #27 
  - Very sad  Raine   Jul-11-06 06:37 PM   #28 
 

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