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The Malmedy Massacre Photo

Article about: hiya guys got this today its a press photo of the discovery of a site just a few miles out of the town of Malmedy where it was reported by survivors that German soldiers had gunned down thei

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    hiya guys

    got this today its a press photo of the discovery of a site just a few miles out of the town of Malmedy where it was reported by survivors that German soldiers had gunned down their prisoners the article at the bottom says,

    ABOUT DEC. 17 OR 18 WHEN THE GERMANS FIRST STARTED THEIR COUNTER ATTACK A FEW G.I.'S OF A GROUP OF OVER A HUNDRED PRISONERS ESCAPED AND TOLD THE STORY OF THE GERMANS SHOOTING THAT GROUP OF PRISONERS. A FEW DAYS LATER I BELIEVE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUED A STATEMENT ABOUT THE MASSACRE. THIS ALL HAPPENED A FEW MILES OUT SIDE OF THE TOWN OF MALMEDY. TODAY WE FOUND THE BODIES TO SUBSTANTIATE THIS STATEMENT. THE BODIES WERE IN A FIELD AT A PLACE CALLED FIVE CORNERS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF BAUGNEZ. THEY WERE STILL WHERE THEY HAD FALLEN, AND WERE BURIED ONLY BY THE SNOW THAT HAD FALLEN. THEY WERE ALL IN A GROUP AND IT SEEMS THAT THEY WERE MOWED DOWN BY GUNS FOR NO REASON AT ALL SINCE THEY WERE PRISONERS.

    (right at the bottom)

    Finding of bodies of American G.I.'s who had been slaughtered by the Germans after they were taken prisoners.

    a sad day indeed.

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    an awfull awfull incident
    and here we are moaning that mi5 may have known about an alcaeeda (cant spell ) suspect getting ruffed up abit
    doesnt it want to make you cry (one seriously)(the other at how we are now )
    cheers ian

    realy good pics i take it that is the original envelope as well

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    i know what you mean mate.

    theres no envelope just the pic & caption stuck to the bottom.

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    hi..
    quite similiar to the DACHAU massacre by US troops..
    both sets of victims ..unarmed combat troops..
    victims of a harsh fate..
    cheers

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    Quote by fritztk View Post
    hi..
    quite similiar to the DACHAU massacre by US troops..
    both sets of victims ..unarmed combat troops..
    victims of a harsh fate..
    cheers
    i think these incedences are diffent in that
    the malmady massacre was cold blooded
    the dachow (cant spell) incident was hot blooded
    hue to what they found there
    two different emotions
    niether excusable
    but one understandable
    cheers ian

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    hi ian..
    i disagree totally..
    both acts of murder..
    but according to wartime reports
    US soldiers at malmedy were trying to escape
    SS pows didnt have that chance,,
    and it has to be remembered these were not
    camp personal..
    far from it..
    combat soldiers.who wrongly believed
    assurances would be honoured
    and as far as im concerned..
    the indian american soldier who started shooting
    is as guilty as any other war criminal..
    the winners write history..
    whether it be right or not
    cheers

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    fritztk
    thanks for puting me right i allways thought they were camp personel who would have ,,,,kind of ,,,,deserved it ???
    no commbat soldiers which ever side they are on deserve to meet that kind of end
    and yes if thats the case the purpotrators are war criminals
    cheers ian

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    well either way both incidents should never have happened. neither can be justified in anyway & i hope this thread dosent turn into an argument over it !!!!

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    dont worry nick that wont happen
    im not the argumentative type

    are these pics originals or re prints
    they are very moving and thought provocking either way
    cheers ian

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    i agree..
    both instances were wrong..
    cheers
    fraser

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