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Related websites

Andy DeComyn Public Art
Web-site of Andrew DeComyn, sculptor of the Shot at Dawn Memorial statue. Includes photographs of the SAD statue as well as examples of other works which illustrate Andrew's tremendous talent.
National Memorial Arboretum
Sited in the National Forest, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, it is living tribute to the wartime generations of the twentieth-century and includes the Shot at Dawn Memorial. In November 2003, the administration of the NMA was taken over by the Ministry of Defence and Royal British Legion.
Diocesan Board of Lichfield - NMA
Web-site of the Diocesan Board of Lichfield includes pages relating to the National Memorial Arboretum.
Silent Cities
With a title taken from the book compiled in the 1920s, this expanding website carries photographs of war cemeteries and graves of those killed on the Western Front, regardless of the manner of death; hence the inclusion of a number of those shot at dawn. It includes site layout maps of cemeteries featured and is highly-recommended.
Simon Farr's Ypres Pages
Research and information relating to action centred around Ypres. Includes material concerning the execution of British soldiers and an extensive and fascinating Q and A page.
Stephen's Study Room
The subject is twentieth century British Criminal and Military History and includes an excellent bibliography. Of particular interest is an examination of Capital Courts Martial relating to members of both the Middlesex Regiment and the Royal Engineers.
Fallen Heroes
World War One material compiled by pupils and staff of Tideway School, Newhaven, East Sussex. It features pages relating to those shot at dawn, including a visit to Poperinge and shows chilling photographs of the execution post in the town.
A Few Good Men
A Bristol-based band whose song Deserter reflects its feelings on the treatment of those executed.
Combat Stress
The ex-services mental welfare organisation exists for those who experience psychological problems as a result of their involvement in conflicts around the world.

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Other relevant websites
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Describes the history and purpose of the Commission and, importantly, includes access to the Debt of Honour Register database with individual pages for each victim and location of commemoration or burial site; an invaluable facility.
Comrades and Colleagues
Run by former service personnel, this is a military reunion site, with 50,000 members, for UK, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian veterans.
Gallipoli Association
Organisation formed to further the memory of the fated World War One campaign to defend the Dardenelles.
Western Front Association
Excellent site carrying extensive information on all aspects of that area of the war, including impressive photographic material.
The Long, Long Trail
For those researching a relative, or any aspect of World War One, this is an great source of information.
The Wardrobe
Excellent website of the Wiltshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire Regimental Museum in Salisbury. War diaries and much other useful information can be found on-line and facilities are in continual expansion.
The Thin Blue Line
Honours Sussex police officers who served and fell during WW1.
First World War.Com
Well-presented web-site with articles and information on many aspects of World War One.
Counter-Attack
Dedicated to Siegfried Sassoon. Includes biographies of those he knew, other war poets and World War One literature in general. Very informative.
Great Northern Publishing
Publishers of The Great War magazine, which has included pieces relating to the Shot at Dawn Memorial, as well as contributions detailing individual cases.
The Royal British Legion
Full information on history, services and campaigns of the organisation, including the annual Poppy Appeal.
Battle for Justice
Campaign website for those seeking justice for Flight-Lts Rick Cook and Jon Tapper, the two Chinook pilots wrongly convicted of negligence following the crash over the Mull of Kintyre in 1994. All 27 on board were killed and included a number of high-ranking civil servants and military personnel. In April 2001 the House of Lords voted to convene a Select Committee to investigate the crash. The inquiry was published on 31st January 2002 and found that the charge of negligence against the two pilots was wholly unjustified. To date no response has been received from the Ministry of Defence or the RAF.
 
Advanced Book Exchange
Excellent global source of out-of-print books.
 
A man in abject fear of death.
But fear had gripped him, so had death;
His number had gone up that day,
They might not heed his frightened eyes,
They shot him when the dawn was grey,
Blindfolded when the dawn was grey,
He stood there in a place apart,
The shots rang out and down he fell,
An English bullet in his heart.
An English bullet in his heart!

Winifred M Letts

 

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