Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Shot at dawn


The second volume on French soldiers executed during the First World War by André Bach, has just been published by Editions Vendémiaire, Paris. ISBN 978-2-36358-048-1, 26 Euros.

The first volume, published by Tallandier in 2003, concentrated on 1914 and early 1915; the new work considers those executed during the critical and bloody battles of Artois and Champagne in 1915 and the battle of Verdun in 1916. Bach is the first author to be granted access to the dossiers of all the men who were shot by their own side, whether mutineers, deserters or with self-inflicted wounds.

The first volume is being republished in March 2013, also at 26 Euros

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