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BridgetM

Being of mixed British and Irish heritage, I follow some Irish sources, including the Irish Times, where I came across this article by Hedley Malloch, who I believe is a member here. 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/the-story-of-the-irishmen-executed-by-the-germans-is-a-compelling-drama-1.2113984

 

 

Because I have a subscription on LoFWW, I was able to collect the individuals' records into a community, making them easy to find there (Iron 11 in the search box brings up the list). However, I am already way behind on a number of projects, so I am not in a position to add to the Life Stories of these men. If anyone else can fill out more about them, please do.

 

The community is at https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/4475

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Hedley Malloch

I am currently writing a book on the affair.  This includes a chapter on the biographies of the soldiers which is now completed.  There is probably too much information about them to put up on a website, but I will put an edited version on the LoFWW site when I deliver the manuscript to the publisher in September this year.

 

Incidentally, there were 12 men executed if one includes Vincent Chalandre, the Frenchman who sheltered them.

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BridgetM

Apologies for the delay in responding, I have been away for a few days. Thank you for your offer to put up something on their Life Stories on LoFWW. If you need any help with that, by September I may be a little more sorted out!

 

I was aware that Vincent Chalandre was also executed, but as he could not be included on LoFWW, I used 11 in the title. Vincent is referred to in the description on the community page I gave the link for, so is remembered too.

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Hedley Malloch

I am currently writing a book on the affair.  This includes a chapter on the biographies of the soldiers which is now completed.  There is probably too much information about them to put up on a website, but I will put an edited version on the LoFWW site when I deliver the manuscript to the publisher in September this year.

 

Incidentally, there were 12 men executed if one includes Vincent Chalandre, the Frenchman who sheltered them.

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BridgetM

Thank you!

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Hedley Malloch

I have just completed my book on this story. It's called 'The Killing of the Iron Twelve: An Account of the Largest Execution of British Soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War.' It will be published by Pen & Sword in June/July. The story has been mentioned many times in the GWF over the years. To avoid cross-postings I have put a copy of the synopsis of the book in the Book and Reviews section.

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