One woman was raped 37 times. Another told how the soldier who was raping her became annoyed with the cries of her child, put a quilt over its head and smothered it. Any woman over ten and under 70 was eligible.
Rape was not all: 12,000 stores and houses were stripped of food, clothing, bedding, money, watches, pictures, even carpets. Some of the looting was done systematically, by gangs with trucks supervised by officers.
Rape and loot were not all: 42,000 people, including soldiers and civilian men, women and children, were murdered, some as practice bayonet dummies.
Rape and loot and murder were not...