Mr MacDonald must have been in some other war than Roscoe Blunt 84th Infantry Veteran, CIB recipient, Bronze Star, Purpla Heart...author of "Foot Soldier")WalterS wrote:Shooting prisoners and murdering civilians was common, expected practice in the Waffen SS. Such was not the case in the US Army.
page 73 German POW Shot,
75 sniper murdered after giving up...stated that is was the norm not to "capture snipers",
page 130 shooting Belgian civilian's livestock, burning his barn down shooting at the civilian (like the old western movies "dance" while shooting at feet),
page 138 murder of 2 german POWs,
page 145 beating and Murder of SS NCO,
page 169 shooting up of German Red Cross marked ambulance, page 203steeling from, shooting at Belgian (German?) farmer,
page 207 US tank deliberately running over wounded German POW on road...
I have about a dozen other pages dog-eared but am going to the mall to see the Easter Bunny w/my daughter.
The German Army/SS on the Eastern Front was totally different from the German Army/SS on the western front...on the Eastern front it was totally different. Was it the orders from Hitler that turned it into a "no quarter" contest between the Germans and Russians or something on the Russian side (or a combination of both), I do not know.
The German Army vs. The Allies in France/Belgium/Germany was no more brutal than their Allied counterparts. History proves that to all who want to see.