Army & Navy - OCCUPATION: Astute Defense

In an Allied Military Government court in Belgium last week two German civilians stood face to face with death. Robert Michel Hogen, 47, and Karl Packbier, 37, had harbored three German soldiers and an officer on Herr Hogen's farm, near the German town of Horbach. They had fed them and given them civilian clothes. Theirs was a capital offense.

Evidence was indisputable. The soldiers had been captured in Herr Hogen's farm buildings. Herr Hogen's stolid wife admitted giving them food and clothing. One of the soldiers was Packbier's brother. With a rush of guttural oratory (which had to be laboriously...

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