WAR CRIMES: War Crimes


There was none of Nürnberg's cold impersonality about the dingy Roman courtroom where two German generals stood trial last week before a British war crimes tribunal. "The blood of my husband claims justice!" screamed a woman as the chief witness for the defense took the stand. "Butchers, murderers!" spat 25 others standing with her, each wearing a silver badge marked "320." That stood for the number of Italian civilians the German Command had ordered killed in the Ardeatine Caves in reprisal for 32 Nazis bombed in Rome in March 1944.

In the venom-charged atmosphere the prisoners themselves seemed...

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