Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

Know History associate Teresa Iacobelli has successfully published her first book, Death or Deliverance. Published by UBC Press, Iacobelli examines the application of military law by the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War with specific attention to executed and commuted death sentences for the crimes of desertion or cowardice. Despite the portrayal and social memory of the First World War military law as unfeeling and inhuman, Iacobelli argues that the military justice system could be flexible and compassionate.
The press webpage on the book is: http://www.ubcpress.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=299174177 The first chapter of the book can be read at: http://www.ubcpress.ca/books/pdf/chapters/2013/DeathOrDeliverance.pdf