WW1. Jean Blanchard executed with 5 other soldiers from his unit, "for leaving their post in the presence of the enemy". The other 18 soldiers from his unit imposed a punishment of 60 days in jail. The unit was suprised 27 Nov 1914, by a German attack at dusk. They left their post for only a couple of minutes, but Joffre wanted to set an example after facing many cases of panic and self mutilation, because he expected total obedience. Jean Blanchard was shot at Vingré, 4 December 1914.