OCCUPIED EUROPE: Executioner's Week

The volleys of firing squads beat like doom in the cities of Europe: 117 shot in Yugoslavia, 32 in Paris, 18 in Poland, five in Berlin, five in Belgium. These were deaths announced by the forces in occupation. How many more died unrecorded, only whispers told.

France was the leader of resistance. Firing squads riddled ten hostages for the wounding of three German soldiers. That evening a German soldier died of wounds received in a Paris subway attack (TIME, Sept. 22). The next day the Germans warned that "all classes" of Parisians were subject to reprisals. That night the Germans...

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