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

blindfolded soldier herbert burden

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.

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Comments

Steven.
Jul 31 2017 09:57

Thanks for posting this up here!

Sike
Aug 1 2017 00:45

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.