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The Malmedy Massacre

The War Crimes Trial Controversy

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HARDCOVER

$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674971950

Publication Date: 03/14/2017

Academic Trade

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones, 2 maps

World

  • Map: The Battle of the Bulge: December 16–25, 1944
  • Map: Advance of Battle Group Peiper: December 17–24, 1944
  • Introduction: An American Courtroom in Dachau
  • 1. The Commitments of a Bad Reputation: Terror War in the Ardennes
  • 2. Now It Comes Home to Us: Creating the “Malmedy Massacre”
  • 3. Like a Division Reunion: Launching the Investigation
  • 4. The Psychological Approach: American Interrogators
  • 5. Nazi Method Boys: The First Torture Allegations
  • 6. A Monstrous Slaughter Machine: The Prosecution’s Case
  • 7. Entirely a Heat of Battle Case: The Defense
  • 8. Other Battlefields: Willis Everett and the Amnesty Campaign
  • 9. The Sword of Public Opinion: The Torture Stories in the United States
  • 10. The Daring Fists of Lieutenant Perl: Tales of Torture in Schwäbisch Hall
  • 11. Avenging Angels: German Clergy and the Massacre
  • 12. Lie Detectors: Interrogating American Interrogators
  • 13. Red Jackets: Releasing the Prisoners
  • Conclusion: Massacres, American Interrogators, and Postwar Memory
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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