Wednesday, August 16, 2006

In the "It's about time" category: "Pardon expected to be sought for Canadian WWI soldiers"

"The British government is expected to announce Wednesday that it will seek a group pardon for over 300 First World War soldiers executed for offences such as cowardice and desertion, a list that includes 23 Canadian soldiers."

It is high time these men's names and records were cleared.

Back in the day, little understanding of what was then termed "shell shock". Some men clearly suffering from what we now call Post-traumatic Distress Disorder where dishonourably discharged. Many were executed for "cowardice". It is high time these men's names were cleared.

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