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Dec 26, 2009 4:36 am


More Light on Possible U.S. War Crimes During World War II



This story is not likely to make its way to the History Channel. Warren Kozak has a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal, "The Real Rules of War," on massacres of German prisoners by U.S soldiers. At the Battle of the Bulge, for example, the Americans killed over 100 Germans they had captured. According to Kozak, his father, who served in a nearby town, recalled that"We didn't take prisoners for two weeks."

Kozak concludes that “In the weeks following the Malmedy massacre, U.S. troops clearly broke the rules of the Geneva Conventions. Justified or not, they were technically guilty of war crimes.”

Hat Tip, William Stepp.


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