Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy
On the afternoon of 7 June 1944, Lorne Brown, a private serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy, was bayoneted to death while trying to surrender to troops of Nazi Germany's Tlite 12th SS Division 'Hitler Youth.' Over the next ten days, more than a hundred and fifty Canadian soldiers were brutally murdered after capture by the 12th SS. Despite months of post-war investigation by Allied courts, however, only two senior officers of the 12th SS were ever tried for war crimes.
Drawing extensively on archival sources, Howard Margolian reveals the full account of an atrocious chapter in history and exposes the causes - an inept and indifferent Canadian military justice system, and a Canadian government all too willing to let bygones be bygones - of the flagrant inaction that followed. Highly praised for both its meticulous research and its engaging passion, this book will resonate with veterans, those interested in war crimes, military buffs, and historians.
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In great detail. this volume examines the murder of approximately 147 Canadian soldiers in the first days of the Normandy invasion by the 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitler Youth". Margolian begins his ... Read full review
Deployment for Battle
The Battle of Authie
The Milius Murders
The Meyer Murders
The Battle of PutotenBessin
The Bremer Murders
An End to the Killing?
The Twisted Road to Justice
The Case against Kurt Meyer
The Trial of Kurt Meyer
The Ones Who Got Away
The Mohnke Murders
The Murders at Bretteville and Norrey
The Murders at Le MesnilPatry
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