Another very evocative and poignant photograph from this plot at the National Memorial Arboretum. The Shot at Dawn Plot is a memorial to over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers who during the course of WWI were tried and found guilty at military courts martial, and the death sentence was passed. They were literally taken out and shot at dawn. The above scene depicts wooden posts with the name of the soldier shot depicted on a small metal plaque. The white stone statue in front represents a young soldier blind folded, with his hands tied behind him moments before a firing squad from his own unit ends his short life.
The Shot at Dawn Plot, The National Memorial Arboretum, Arelwas, Staffordshire, England.
From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.
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