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From The Great War 1914-1918

Crucifixion: The familiar name for the official "Field Punishment No.1." The principle feature of the punishment was the spread-eagling of the delinquent on the wheel of a gun or limber, to which he was fastened with straps or ropes, to remain "crucified" for a certain number of hours. The punishment was abolished after the war.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.68.
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