Flashcards in Discipline Deck (28):
When was the first time as officer was shot for desertion?
Where was the death penalty also used?
How many calories a day did troops receive?
How many letters a day were being handled?
How were rations for troops adjusted for the better?
Vitamins importance increasingly recognised
e.g B1 preventing scurvey
rations adjusted to include these
What shows the conservative attitudes of generals towards tanks?
cavalry often used to exploit success of tanks
How many cigarettes could a soldier buy with 1 days worth of pay
Average rate of pay
was 50% higher than the minimum
How many letters weekly were getting to the front
How many days per month were you expected to spend in the trenches?
How many days out of the 10 in the trenches were you expected to stay in the firing line for?
How many were court martialled throughout war
300,000 other ranks
close to 6,000 officers
What % of those in the army were court martialled
What was the most common mis-demeanor
What % of misdemeanours were for drunkenness
Was the rate of desertion less or more than rate for drunkennness
Name a reason for court-martial rates being so low
More middle class than lower classes were in army
(e.g those in finance / offices) who had greater self-discipline
Those from working class already subject to factory discipline
Evidence that the army accepted the discipline
no mass mutinies
Field Punishment Number One - how many hours / days
no more than 2 per day
no more than 3 days in every 4
Name X3 other forms of disciplinary action
no pay for up to 28 days
extra guard duty
reduction in rank
Who could impose disciplinary action in the battlefield
Field General Court Martial
What % of those court-martialled sentenced to death
How many sentenced to death were reprieved
How many sentenced to death
Most common cause for death sentence
Why may discipline appear unfair?
some who were sentenced to death probably suffered shell shock e.g Henry Farr
From 1917 what was significant about the Court Martial Officers
drawn from the legal profession