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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Jan 2021 12:08 p.m. PST

… WW1's Forgotten War Crimes

"ON THE COLD, dark morning of Feb. 25, 1915, ragged volleys of shots rang out over the rooftops of the town of Guise in northern France and 12 bodies – six Irishmen, five Englishmen and one Frenchman – tumbled into two communal graves. The unfortunate men had been forced to dig the holes in a courtyard of the town's bleak, forbidding château, then being used as a HQ by the occupying German forces.

These men had surrendered in uniform and offered no resistance to their captors. They were entitled to quarter – but received none…"


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jan 2021 12:50 p.m. PST

From Military History Now

Legionarius13 Jan 2021 4:22 p.m. PST

Even in war there are many acts of needless cruelty.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Jan 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Specially in war….

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Legion 414 Jan 2021 3:04 p.m. PST

One of many in that war … sadly … Of course all the firing squad & Cdrs, etc., were probably dead by war's end.

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