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Spartakus wrote:Yes. I believe a warring power has the right to execute enemy troops, partisans, saboteurs etc. who are captured out of uniform.
You have a great example here:
From LIFE magazine (June 11, 1945, p. 50) which appear at the end of a photo essay titled "FIRING SQUAD: Army executes three German spies who were caught in U.S. uniforms." The story appears on three pages — 47, 48, and 50. There are a total of nine, mutually-consistent photographs in the essay. The first paragraph of the story is:During Nazi breakthrough at Bastogne last December the Germans managed to smuggle some of their intelligence officers behind U.S. lines. Three of these spies were captured, tried and shot. Last week the War Department released pictures on this and the following pages, taken by LIFE Photographer Johnny Florea, which show their speedy execution. (p. 47)
That photo should not be viewed without money-grubber Weisenthal's shitty little artifact that he scrawled alongside it. Typical of the industry to make money out of the dead by means of forgery.
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