The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945 - part 8

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-08-10 12:38
 
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August 10, 2015

Carolyn reads chapters 14 and 15.

Chapter 14 is titled "The Western Theater of War" which covers:

  • Crimes by English soldiers against civilians, mainly in Belgium;
  • Crimes against German soldiers in France;
  • The French Resistance.

Chapter 15 is titled "Crete":

  • Violations of International Law  by British Armed Forces and Cretan civilians;
  • Mutilation of German corpses was widespread, which brought on reprisals against civilians;
  • Eyewitness reports by Wehrmacht survivors of British killings of wounded Germans. 1hr11min

Above: Remains of the crew of a Heinkel 111 that landed in Doullens, near Vimy, France in June 1940, amd were lynched by French civilians (and badly beaten too, it appears), but try to find something about it on the Internet. You won't. These photographs are from the Bundesarchiv, published in De Zayas' book. Fortunately, a court-martial was held on June 6, with three perpetrators being sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out on June 29. (Read something about it in chapter 9.) Enlarge

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