4th December 1914 (Friday)

War!

Military justice: At Vingre in North-East France, six French soldiers are executed by firing squad. They are part of a group of 24 accused of desertion. They claim that they were acting under the orders of their commanding officer, but lots are drawn and the unlucky six are shot as an example to others.

http://uk.rendezvousenfrance.com/en/discover/memorial-executed-soldiers-vingre

 

 

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