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Professor of Law talks of significance of Shot at Dawn campaign

Press release issued: 18 November 2016

Today Professor Lois Bibbings will be at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire speaking about the Shot at Dawn campaign which resulted in the pardoning of soldiers executed for disciplinary offences during the First World War.

The talk will introduce a new film about the campaign and, in particular, the role of retired teacher John Hipkin.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the film, Goodnight My Boys, will be shown alongside After Dawn, which is set during the war and focuses upon the impact of one soldiers execution on his family.

Bibbings is writing a book about the Shot at Dawn campaign.

Further information

Hear Bibbings talk about the executions and pardoning campaign on Radio Bristol as part of a news item on a wreath laying ceremony for two Bristol brothers who were victims of the Somme - one of whom was killed in action, whilst the other was executed for a disciplinary offence. (1 hr 36 mins in - 13 days left to listen from 17/11/16

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