Saturday, July 1, 2017
Americans behaving badly? The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau being liberated, American troops executing in cold blooded murder German SS guards and personnel. Such is the allegation.
From the Daily Mail:
"Revealed: American doctor's first-hand account of how he saw Dachau's SS guards being tortured and shot dead by GIs in 'cold blood' because they 'so had it coming'"
* "Capt Wilsey told his wife that soldiers had shot SS 'beasts' against a wall and said: 'I saw it done without a single emotion'"
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Killings by the American soldiers
NOT DONE WITHOUT EMOTION AND NOT PREMEDITATED WITH TORTURE! RATHER SPONTANEOUS AND THE RESULT OF ONE MAN ACTING RASHLY?
Am I being pedantic?
From the account of Col. Sparks the American commander at the scene:
"It was the forgoing incident which has given rise to wild claims in various publications that most or all of the German prisoners captured at Dachau were executed. Nothing could be further from the truth. The total number of German guards killed at Dachau during that day most certainly not exceed fifty, with thirty probably being a more accurate figure. The regimental records for that date indicate that over a thousand German prisoners were brought to the regimental collecting point. Since my task force was leading the regimental attack, almost all the prisoners were taken by the task force, including several hundred from Dachau." - - Colonel Sparks.
One thousand Germans surrendered with only a small portion of the whole shot dead in an inadvertent and regrettable manner!