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MUTINY AT SALERNO

An Injustice Exposed

by Saul David

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Conway Maritime Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Mutiny,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • Military - Other,
  • Campaigns,
  • Great Britain,
  • Italy,
  • Salerno, Battle of, Salerno, Italy, 1943,
  • Trials (Mutiny),
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8957173M
    ISBN 101844860191
    ISBN 109781844860197

    Summary: On 20 September , members of the crack 50th and 51st Divisions were arrested for refusing orders to join unfamiliar units fighting at the blood-soaked Salerno beachhead. Using official records and the testimony of those involved, this book gives an account of high-level blunders and deceptions. Get this from a library! Mutiny at Salerno, an injustice exposed. [Saul David].

    Operation Avalanche was the codename for the Allied landings near the port of Salerno, executed on 9 September , part of the Allied invasion of Italians withdrew from the war the day before the invasion, but the Allies landed in an area defended by German on: Salerno, Italy. 'Mutiny' has been critically acclaimed: 'An important book' (Military Illustrated) 'Mr David has added considerably to the knowledge of the Salerno mutiny. This book should be read by anyone with an interest in the episode.' (Prof. Peter Rowe,RUSI Journal) 'A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting book and the author makes his case well' (Journal.

    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 the author of this book became the first historian to gain access to the court martial papers – normally restricted for 75 Rating: % positive.   Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Indian Mutiny: , Zulu and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. He recently presented 'Bullets, Boots and Bandages' for BBC 4 and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.


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Mutiny at Salerno, by Saul David, is a thoroughly-researched, insightful look into the events that took place in Italy in David sets everything out very clearly for readers who are less familiar with the subject, explaining military terminology and the nature of how events unfolded.4/5(45).

Mutiny at Salerno book. Read 6 reviews from MUTINY AT SALERNO book world's largest community for readers. On 20 Septemberalmost members of the crack 50th (Tyne T /5. How, as a result of their convictions, the former war heroes were stripped of their campaign and gallantry medals and branded as cowards; Concluding that the men were victims of a terrible.

Synopsis On 20 Septemberalmost members of the crack 50th (Tyne Tees) and 51st (Highland) Divisions were arrested for refusing repeated orders to join unfamiliar units fighting at the blood-soaked Salerno beachhead.4/5(50).

On page of No Simple Victory, Davies writes, “In Octobermen of the British Eighth Army sat down in a field near the beach at Salerno, and steadfastly refused to budge, even when the army regulations were formally read out to them.

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Get your Kindle here, 4/5(50). Object details Category Books Related period Second World War (content) Creator DAVID, SAUL (Author) Brassey'ss (Publisher) Production date Place made London.

Salerno story In Septembersoldiers of Montgomery's 8th Army downed guns and refused to take part in the battle for Salerno in southern Italy. It was the biggest wartime mutiny. The Salerno Mutiny Not one of the British Army's best efforts in WWII. Highlights the difficulty in reconciling a soldier's duty to obey lawful orders with a soldier's entitlement to fair and just treatment by superiors and by the military legal system.

%   In late Septembernearly veterans of Montgomery's Eighth Army were arrested for refusing 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 : Book documenting a series of strikes in the British Air Force that spread across much of the British Empire. There have been more dramatic events of which the mutiny at Salerno is an obvious example, but the documentation of the "incidents" at Drigh Road offer an unusual and important insight into the psychological attitudes, and the.

A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting book and the author makes his case well’ Journal of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst’A detailed account David is right to stress that the mutiny stemmed from the men’s reluctance to fight amongst strangers rather than their reluctance to fight at all, and that many of the mutineers preserved a dignified and soldierly attitude throughout.

MUTINY AT SALERNO by Saul David,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Concluding that the men were victims of a terrible injustice, Mutiny at Salerno provides a compelling case for a free pardon.

It is a book that no one interested in World War Two will want to miss. ‘Mutiny’ has been critically acclaimed: ‘An important book’ (Military Illustrated). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Mutiny At Salerno, An Injustice Exposed at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.4/5.

Please get in touch via email: [email protected] or [email protected] The following article is from The Times of 3 December Time to forgive our greatest wartime mutiny, says Saul David "When we did not fight on the beaches "Just over 56 years ago, at the Salerno beachhead in southern Italy,   On 20 Septembermembers of the crack 50th and 51st Divisions were arrested for refusing orders to join unfamiliar units fighting at the blood-soaked Salerno beachhead.

Using official records and the testimony of those involved, this book gives an account of high-level blunders and : About Mutiny At Salerno, In late Septembernearly veterans of Montgomery's Eighth Army were arrested for refusing 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. Most of the research into the events leading up to and after the mutiny at Salerno was conducted by the historian Saul David, and I recommend his book "Mutiny at Salerno--an injustice exposed" to anyone who is interested in the subject.

In January this year, Saul David submitted new evidence to my right hon. Saul David was born near Monmouth in and educated at Ampleforth and Edinburgh University. His previous books, include Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed (made into a BBC Timewatch documentary), The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan, and Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the making of the Regency/5(3).

7 The Salerno Mutiny. The biggest wartime mutiny in the history of Britain’s armed forces occurred in September The men were mostly veterans of the 51st Highland Division and the 50th Northumbrian Division who had been injured or became ill in the North African campaign.

They had built up a massive sense of loyalty to their divisions.Saul David was born near Monmouth in and educated at Ampleforth and Edinburgh University.

His previous books, include Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed (made into a BBC Timewatch documentary), The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan, and Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the making of the Regency. Review of Mutiny at Salerno, An Injustice Exposed, by David Saul As a Yank, I am awed by three qualities in British character: an extraordinary sense of fairness, a strong sense of belonging, and a tenacious adherence to principle.