R.M. Brade, of the Department of War, to the General Officers Commanding-in-Chief Overseas, Instructions Regarding Field Punishment No. 1, January 12, 1917
Field Punishment No. 1, its unique British Army title, was a humiliating sentence in which the offender was attached to a fixed object, while standing at attention, for two hours a day, for a period not exceeding three months. This note was to remind commanding officers of the right way to attach the soldier. If the soldier had the misfortune of being exposed to the sun, lice or mosquitoes, humiliation quickly turned into torture.
Library and Archives Canada
RG9 III-C-3, vol. 4121, folder 2, file 6
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