Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

by Teresa Iacobelli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774825689
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Series: Studies in Canadian Military History Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Teresa Iacobelli received a doctorate in 2010 from the University of Western Ontario and is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow. Her current research examines how the two world wars have been portrayed in popular media and how these depictions have shaped Canadian identity and social memories of war.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Competing Ideologies

2. Military Law: An Overview

3. The Crimes

4. The Court Martial Process

5. The Confirmation Process

6. The Campaign for Pardons

Conclusion

NotesBibliographyIndex

What People are Saying About This

Patrick Brennan

Death or Deliverance corrects many misconceptions about the subject of military justice in the Canadian Corps. While it will have significant appeal for Canadian and other historians of Great War military history and legal history, it will also enjoy a popular readership because of its gripping subject matter.

Bill Rawling

Death or Deliverance tells an important story, that of desertion in the First World War and the ways in which the army reacted. Investigating the later campaign to pardon the soldiers shot for that offense, Iacobelli adopts an entirely original approach—-she incorporates the stories of those soldiers found guilty of desertion but who avoided the firing squad. The book’s conclusions and its many comparisons between military law and civilian jurisprudence at the time are sure to spark scholarly debate.

From the Publisher

"Death or Deliverance corrects many misconceptions about the subject of military justice in the Canadian Corps. While it will have significant appeal for Canadian and other historians of Great War military history and legal history, it will also enjoy a popular readership because of its gripping subject matter."—Patrick Brennan, fellow of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary

"Death or Deliverance tells an important story, that of desertion in the First World War and the ways in which the army reacted. Investigating the later campaign to pardon the soldiers shot for that offense, Iacobelli adopts an entirely original approach—-she incorporates the stories of those soldiers found guilty of desertion but who avoided the firing squad. The book’s conclusions and its many comparisons between military law and civilian jurisprudence at the time are sure to spark scholarly debate."—Bill Rawling, author of Surviving Trench Warfare: Technology and the Canadian Corps, 1914—1918

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