Incidentally, how does he know all the details of each case to determine innocence of the executed, and malice of the prosecutors and judges, when the records are so sketchy?
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Sir: Tim Field (letters, 13 November) should make up his mind. Either the Great War soldiers executed for cowardice were guilty, in which case a pardon (forgiveness for a wrong committed) is appropriate, or they were innocent, in which case a pardon (by confirming their guilt) would be a further slur on their reputations. Which does he want?