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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

- The Story of Italy's Colonial & WW2 Atrocities

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Legionarius13 Nov 2021 6:05 p.m. PST

No nation is without crimes. We all share the capacity for good or evil. It's our human nature.

Dan Cyr13 Nov 2021 9:18 p.m. PST

True, but I'd lean more towards individual mental illness and racism for causes.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2021 11:13 p.m. PST

The BlackShirts were particularly nasty, as much as their Northern bretheran, and yes my father had first hand experience of the atrocities they took on their own, let alone others.

Oddball14 Nov 2021 12:41 p.m. PST

If I recall correctly there were 2 mass shootings of Italian prisoners on Sicily. More Italians were killed by these 2 US soldiers (who got off with minor charges) than US troops were killed at Malmedy during the Bulge.

No nation was without its black marks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2021 2:27 p.m. PST



Legionarius14 Nov 2021 4:27 p.m. PST

Expanding my earlier comment on human nature. Everyone is capable of committing terrible crimes. However, there is a difference in the regimes that encourage it or practice it as a policy and those who set a higher standard and punish those who violate an ethical standard. Individual US military members have committed individual war crimes and cruelties however, in WWII the Nazis and the Japanese used cruelty as a weapon and encouraged atrocities and war crimes as a matter of policy.

Dan Cyr14 Nov 2021 8:56 p.m. PST

True, Legionarius, but the US and UK military and political leaders hid the facts, did not punish Allied war criminals and let them go on to lead long lives…while we tried and punished those who had done such acts to Allied troops. Granted that "our" war crimes did not meet the size and numbers of the Axis powers, but we could have been better than that.

Nine pound round15 Nov 2021 5:47 a.m. PST

Read about the liberation of Mauthausen sometime. Not a pretty sight- or a pretty response from the liberators.

Legion 415 Nov 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

No history should be left out. However … Didn't someone say something like, "The Victors write the history". Or something like that ?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

Well… the Italian have lost… (smile)


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