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French VA Recommends Pardon for WW1 Soldiers Executed for Desertion

A report delivered to France’s Ministry of Veteran Affairs on Tuesday has suggested the country officially review the history of First World War soldiers who refused to fight and were executed by the hundreds as an example for other troops.

As France prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the “Great War” next year, the new text highlights the double injustice suffered by many soldiers who were killed by firing squad and went down in history books as “cowards”.

Source: France 24. Read full article. (link)

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  • crazyfingers||

    Just in the nick of time!

  • SIV||

    Did the Frog VA just watch Paths of Glory on TCM?

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    One of Kubrick's finest films. Very ahead of its time for a movie made in the 1950s.

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    How do you say "who among us has not fled in terror" in French?