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Hedley Malloch

The Execution of the Iron Twelve

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Hedley Malloch

25 February 2020

 

Remembering 105 years ago today, the death of eleven British soldiers (five from 2/Royal Munster Fusiliers, five 2/Connaught Rangers and one 15th (the King’s) Hussars, brutally and illegally executed by the Germans at Guise Château, Aisne. Six of them were Irish-born. They and five comrades were on the run and left behind German lines, when the BEF retreated to the Marne in 1914. They were taken in by the village of Iron, Aisne, and hidden for nearly five months before being captured by the Germans. All eleven British soldiers captured together with one French civilian were killed by the Germans in what was the largest such execution of British soldiers caught behind enemy lines on the Western Front during WW1. 

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SteveMarsdin

Thinking of them. :poppy:

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Keith Iles

REMEMBERED ALWAYS :poppy:

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Hyacinth1326

With Respect.

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archangel9

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staunton

RIP. The Connaughts were probably cut off at Le Grand Fayt 26th August 1914 and the Munsters at Etreux 27th....

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archangel9
On 27/02/2020 at 11:22, staunton said:

The Connaughts were probably cut off at Le Grand Fayt 26th August 1914 

Indeed, all five were reported missing in The Times of 9 October 1914 along with 299 other Connaught men missing after Le Grand Fayt.

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bradley

a shameful act on those involved.

Rest in peace

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