The book is concerned with military criminal procedural law applied in the military judiciary
of the inter-war period (1918–1939). This problem has so far been underexplored, with the
evolution of this branch of law after the year 1918 forming a major research gap.
Apart from the institutions unique to this branch of law, the monograph discusses the
organisation of the court-martial system of this time and the origins of the major sources of its
law. It focuses on the specific relations between participants in the military criminal procedure of
this period, relations that determined its unique character. It presents the evolution of particular
military legal institutions – also in the comparative and historical perspective – and the influence
of general criminal procedural law of the time on their development.
The book takes up the timeless problem of the distinctiveness of military law and the military
judiciary on the one hand, and the general system of law on the other. It addresses questions
concerning the character of the court-martial system, its procedural law and its possible
e volume presents the whole course of military criminal procedure, including the problem
of penalty execution. It is supplemented with photographs of places, persons, and events connected
with the inter-war court-martial system, made available by The National Digital Archives