Double Victory: Minorities and Women During World War II
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Bodies from the Malmédy Massacre



Bodies of U.S. Army personnel slain by the Germans after capture near Malmédy, Belgium on 17 December 1944. It is not known why the Americans were slain, as there is no record of an order by any SS officer to shoot the prisoners. While the shooting of POWs was common on the Eastern front, such incidents were rare on the Western front.

[National Archives]

 

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