Chloe Dewe Mathews Documents Sites Where Soldiers Were Executed for Cowardice in WWI

December 23, 2014

By Holly Stuart Hughes

In her series “Shot at Dawn,” Chloe Dewe Mathews documents sites in France and Belgium where soldiers from the English, French and Belgian armies were executed for cowardice or desertion during World War I. She photographed the locations during the same seasons and at roughly the same times of day that the executions took place—typically at dawn. “I wanted to...

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