Mutiny at Salerno, 1943: An Injustice Exposed ~ by: Saul David
|Title: Mutiny at Salerno, 1943: An Injustice Exposed
Author: Saul David (Endeavour Press Ltd.)
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|In late September 1943, almost 200 veterans of General Montgomery’s Eighth Army were arrested for refusing repeated orders to join units of the US Fifth Army at the Salerno beachhead in southern Italy. Within six weeks, all but one had been found guilty of mutiny, their sentences ranging from five years’ penal servitude to death.
Fifty years on, Saul David became the first military historian to gain access to the court martial papers – normally restricted for 75…