1st ed., 1988. Xii + 258 pp. D.j. 22 x 14cm. Small owner's stamp o/w FINE In documented accounts ranging from the 1750's to World War II, and gathered from British, French and American military history, the author probes nine controversial and extraordinary cases in which members of the armed services found themselves on the wrong side of military law being used as a scapegoat, either because of prejudice or to cover up the inefficiency of those above him. Each case is examined in detail: the background to the incident, the reasons for the court martial and the decisions reached ' decisions which would affect many more besides the prosecuted man.