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Death for Desertion: The Story of the Court Martial and Execution of Sub Lt. Edwin Dyett

Death for Desertion: The Story of the Court Martial and Execution of Sub Lt. Edwin Dyett (Paperback)

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'It is a soldier's tale cut in stone to melt all hearts'. Thus Winston Churchill wrote in his introduction to A P Herbert's novel The Secret Battle, a book inspired by and quite clearly based on the execution of Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett of the Nelson Battalion, 63rd (Royal naval) Division on 5 January 1917, for desertion in the face of the enemy. Over eighty years have passed, but Churchill's words are just as applicable today to Len Sellers' strictly factual account of the circumstances leading up to Dyett's execution.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsConstitutional & administrative lawMilitary & defence law Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Publication Date: 06/02/2003 ISBN-13: 9780850529777  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leonard Sellers was born in 1945 in Woking. Upon moving to Leigh-on-Sea he was educated at Belfairs High School. Leaving School, he joined a firm of Lloyds brokers in the City of London. Looking for a more exciting life at the age of 21, he joined the local South end-on-Sea Constabulary until its amalgamation with the Essex Force in 1969. He has worked as a divisional crime prevention officer and lectured on the subject. His first book was 'The Hood Battalion' (Leo Cooper, 1995). He lives near near Southend in Essex.

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