Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

On Tuesday March 25, Know History had the pleasure of helping organize the Ottawa Historical Association’s final lecture of the season – an evening with Dr. Teresa Iacobelli at Pressed Café on Gladstone.
Dr. Iacobelli is an Associate with Know History, and her new book Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War is a fascinating examination of the court martial process during the First World War. During her talk, Dr. Iacobelli described her research, and told some of the captivating stories of men who were tried for desertion and cowardice. She looks beyond popular perceptions of power-hungry generals and shell-shocked soldiers, uncovering a system capable of mercy as well as somewhat arbitrary punishments.
Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War is part of the Canadian War Museum’s Studies in Canadian Military History, a joint venture of UBC Press. Copies can be obtained on Amazon, or from UBC Press.