THIS TRAGIC FIGURE OF A YOUNG MAN TIED TO A POST AND THEN SHOT WAS ORIGINALLY TITLED A TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY GENIUS OF GENERAL FOCH, A SARCASTIC REFERENCE TO THE WW1 GENERAL’S MILITARY DOCTRINE OF “PURSUING A FORCEFUL OFFENSIVE UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.”
This led to the murder of many of his own troops who refused to willingly throw themselves to their own deaths and were subsequently shot for desertion, mutiny, cowardice and other such breaches of ‘discipline’.
The terrible truth of General Foch’s treatment of his men was denied by the military, and, even today, he is mistakenly considered a hero in France.
Guantanamo reflects on a modern example of the unethical, unnecessary, and illegal treatment of prisoners by the military.
|Dimensions:||77 x 38 x 56 cm|