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    Default Crucifying Tommy: British army punishment in the Great War

    Interesting article I came across about British army punishment in the first world war.

    One of the main punishments was 'crucifixion' This was not literal crucifixion but the man would be tied to a gun wheel or crossed posts for one hour per day for three consecutive days out of four up to a maximum of 21 days. The punishment was extremely unpopular with the men naturally enough

    I was handcuffed round two spokes on a cart wheel and my legs was tied about a yard apart when they came to move me my boots was frozen to the ground I was their [sic] about one and a half [hours] I have got witnesses to say so, they put me by the side of a fire.


    Crucifying Tommy: Punishment in the First World War | History Today

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    It's awful but better than being tortured, hooded, knee-capped and shot in the head.
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    Sf/ira/dissos have inflicted worse on their own peoples

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex celt View Post
    Sf/ira/dissos have inflicted worse on their own peoples
    and that relates to this thread in what way??
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    Better than a pliers between the nose septum and pulled till the sun went down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Owl View Post
    It's awful but better than being tortured, hooded, knee-capped and shot in the head.
    Jesus, this is almost a parody of the pathetic whataboutery that's endemic here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miami Mick View Post
    Their insecurity in even allowing a discussion that there might be two sides to the story!
    Come again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Owl View Post
    It's awful but better than being tortured, hooded, knee-capped and shot in the head.

    Brits had the UVF and UDA for that. You don't keep a dog and bark yourself.

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    You just came across this article did you? What were you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    Brits had the UVF and UDA for that. You don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
    Sf/ira were/are the masters of the dark arts of the kneecapping

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