Of course it took place war is hell.Annelie wrote:Seaburn, thankyou for posting.
Such orders I wouldn't think be in records or print somewhere? But, this does open up that
it did take place even if it was an a very small scale.
I do believe the Canadian Veteran that used to post here probably now deceased
wasn't making up stories when he said he had orders not to take prisoners.
He more than some had personal reasons for having no problems with the order.
You obviously have little experience with war and the military. Your thoughts are appreciated but like all armies on all sides things are not black and white. Having an uncle in a Canadian armoured regiment, meeting german veterans in the 1980s and having served in the Canadian army in the 1990s I can say that there are many incidents like this.
There is a big difference of a knee jerk angry action of a Canadian Captain, Major, Colonel or General ordering take no prisoners after a massacre of comrades due to anger or knowledge of awful actions. This is not the same as an organization like the Waffen-SS and its culture of killing prisoners, especially what had been fostered in the 12th SS and its youth. I do no condone an killing of prisoners however the days after the Normandy ladings its was brutal and one has to ask why Canadian citizen solders had such hate towards the Waffen-SS.
This would be a similar argument of the hate towards bomber crews and pilots.