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Oradour-The Final Verdict: The Anatomy and Aftermath of a Massacre Douglas W. Hawes

Oradour-The Final Verdict: The Anatomy and Aftermath of a Massacre

Douglas W. Hawes

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ISBN : 9781425986551
280 pages
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Shortly after D-Day, an SS Panzer unit massacred 642 men, women and children in the peaceful French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Nearly nine years later, 21 members of the unit faced trial in France. Only seven of them were German, the others were... MoreShortly after D-Day, an SS Panzer unit massacred 642 men, women and children in the peaceful French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Nearly nine years later, 21 members of the unit faced trial in France. Only seven of them were German, the others were French Alsatians, most of whom had beenforcibly inducted into the SS. But whoordered the massacre, and why? Were theAlsatians victims or murderers? And why didnt any of the SS officers involved face trial? Oradour-The Final Verdict provides dramatic answers to these questions, and a compelling and up-to-date account ofa monstrous war-crime and its aftermath.