The Trench Cook Book 1917

The Trench Cook Book 1917

Frampton Remembers World War I

Frampton Remembers World War I

Captain Charles Fryatt

Courageous Mariner of the First World War

Publication Date15th June 2016

Book FormatPaperback





An account of the execution of Captain Charles Fryatt and the loss of the SS Brussels in July 1916.
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At about 7 p.m. on 27 July 1916, the Germans committed one of the worst atrocities of the First World War. Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt, Master of the Great Eastern Railway ship SS Brussels, had been court-martialled, even though a civilian, for attempting to ram an attacking German submarine and being a franctireur. Having been found guilty, he was executed almost immediately by firing squad, after a show trial lasting barely two hours, during which he was afforded no proper defence. As happened following the execution of Edith Cavell in 1915, the event caused international outrage, and led to Fryatt’s body being repatriated after the war and given a ceremonial funeral.

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