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Shot At Dawn

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This poem does not condone desertion
nor is it a proponent of summary execution
or the use of capital punishment as a deterrent.



The citizen army of August 1914
saw in its time 8Million signed up
resulting in 750,000 dead
of this 300/3000 executed.
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This poem does not condone desertion
nor is it a proponent of summary execution
or the use of capital punishment as a deterrent.



The citizen army of August 1914
saw in its time 8Million signed up
resulting in 750,000 dead
of this 300/3000 executed.

This is the tale of just one such life:
Pvt. Thomas James Highgate (19)
Royal West Kents
d.08-09-1914
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 18 May 2016
My God! ! ! ! ! ! sooooooo terrible, what a sad story my dear poet....... but to think that this is reality in so many nations of the world it gives a shrudder..... it makes me tremble........... we poets should write a lot about such atrocities..... our pen should grow strong to write agains all the evils of the society....... thank you my dear poet for this marvelous poem........ tony
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