for king and country

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Some 200,000 men were court-martialed during the 1st World War, 20,000 were found guilty of offences that carried  the death penalty; of those, 3000 actually received it.  346  of these were  carried out. The others were given lesser sentences, or had death sentences commuted to a lesser punishment, Britain was one of the last countries to withhold pardons for men executed during World War I.

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