Too Young to Go to War but Old Enough to be Executed

blindfolded soldier herbert burden
National Memorial Arboretum, blindfolded soldier.

A short account of Herbert Burden, a 17 year old boy executed by the British Army for desertion during the First World War. Burden was among 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed by the British Military for ‘cowardice and desertion’ during the First World War. The article originally appeared on the WordPress blog Running Past.

Submitted by Sike on July 29, 2017



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Submitted by Sike on August 1, 2017

You're welcome!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to add the external URL links (leading to referenced documents) included in the text of the original article into the pdf that I made.