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Subject > Armed Forces > Military Life > Discipline, Justice and Punishment

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'Cat of nine tails' whip

Type: Image

The ‘cat of nine tails’ was a whip used to flog soldiers. This one was used in the British 83rd Regiment of Foot. The length of the wooden stick was 43cm (1' 5"), its tails 53cm (1' 9"), and it weighed 141,75 g. (5 ounces). (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

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Adjutant's enquiry, 1840

Type: Image

The soldiers' minor offences were dealt with by the adjudant in the regiments of the British Army. This sketch by Sir J.E. Alexander was made in Canada. (Library and Archives Canada, C-098856)

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Officers at a regimental court martial, circa 1835

Type: Image

The accused soldier at this regimental court martial is at right with a soldier wearing a shako acting as a provost and a sergeant reading the charges.

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Scenes at Laprairie 1812-1813

Type: Image

A military execution, most likely for desertion, at the time of the War of 1812. (Library and Archives Canada, C-037591)

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