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1914: Lt. Jean-Julien Chapelant, mort pour la France

On this date in 1914, the French army shot Lt. Jean-Julien Chapelant as a coward. Most resources about Lt. Chapelant are in French, as are almost all the links in this post — but within France this case has been contested since the interwar years when his father fought in vain ferocity to reinstate the […]
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