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Captain Charles Fryatt

Courageous Mariner of the First World War

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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.

Book ISBN 9781445658612

Book Format Paperback

pages 128 pages

Publication Date 15 Jun 2016

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 80

Regular Price: £12.99

Special Price: £11.69

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