MP asks for WWII Scottish pardons (UK)





An MP is asking the UK Government to investigate pardoning soldiers who took part in the biggest mutiny of WWII, BBC Scotland has learned.
Anne Begg, who represents Aberdeen South, believes almost 200 Scottish soldiers who refused orders at Salerno in Italy in 1943 were not cowards.

Every man involved would have been court martialled, imprisoned and some were sentenced to execution.

Ms Begg spoke out after it emerged shot WWI soldiers would be pardoned.

The infamous WWII incident happened when hundreds of soldiers lined up for parade in a field in southern Italy.

They were to reinforce the US Army which was in a battle at the city of Salerno.


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