Introduction 'The administration of discipline by the English is very rigid': British Military Law and the Death Penalty 1868-1918 Military Discipline and the Nation at War Military Theory and Redefining Troop Morale Morale, Discipline and the Death Penalty on the Frontline Discipline and Morale in the Three Armies: Case Studies of Three British Infantry Divisions Conclusion
GERARD ORAM is a lecturer in the history Department at the Open University and has written extensively about military punishments, the development of military law in western civilisations and its impact on societies. His approach is that of a criminologist rather than a military historian and this has enabled him to bring a fresh perspective to the subject.
'This is the first truly scholarly - and historical - analysis of the use of the death penalty in the British Army during the Great War. Dr Oram sets the subject in its proper context. The book will be a welcome addition to an area of continuing controversy and public interest.' - John M. Bourne, Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham 'This is most welcome, careful study which should become required for anyone seriously interested in the Great War and in military history.' - Contemporary Review