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WWI pardons for cowardice condemned

#1
Just read in the Times Paper (no Times link yet) that the descision to pardon the 304 Servicemen shot for cowardice has been ttacked by a 'leading' psychiatrist.
Simon Wessely,proffesor of pychiatry at King College said that the Gov was mistaken to pardon the soldiers 90 years later.
Here's some relevent link-

http://trenchfever.wordpress.com/2006/08/16/a-step-too-farr/

Peronally I think he should kerb his comments on what is a very sensitive & emotional subject & limit his 'expertise' on the here & now.
(I'll post the link when it's up <unless someone beats me to it!)

And here's one he wrote about Soldiers in the Gulf-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,,1775569,00.html
 
#3
spike7451 said:
Just read in the Times Paper (no Times link yet) that the descision to pardon the 304 Servicemen shot for cowardice has been ttacked by a 'leading' psychiatrist.
Simon Wessely,proffesor of pychiatry at King College said that the Gov was mistaken to pardon the soldiers 90 years later.
Here's some relevent link-

http://trenchfever.wordpress.com/2006/08/16/a-step-too-farr/

Peronally I think he should kerb his comments on what is a very sensitive & emotional subject & limit his 'expertise' on the here & now.
(I'll post the link when it's up <unless someone beats me to it!)

And here's one he wrote about Soldiers in the Gulf-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,,1775569,00.html
Times link here:-
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-2339261,00.html
 
#4
Does it really matter.

When it comes down to it the 304 are pardoned - forgiven if You like - and have not had their verdicts changed to innocent.
 

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