Friday, October 23, 2015

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If Winston Churchill had got his way, there would have been no major German war criminals to prosecute in 1945 and no Nuremberg Military Tribunal to try them. It was Churchill's earnest wish, which he expressed repeatedly in the months running up to the end of the European war in May 1945, that captured German leaders, whether party bosses, soldiers, or ministers, should be identified positively on the say of any local army officer with the rank of major-general or above, and then shot within six hours. 

- From Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945 by Richard Overy

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