Leading Questions

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

In October 1948 a 37-year-old Waffen-SS officer named Fritz Knöchlein was tried before a British military court in Hamburg for a particularly nasty and gratuitous war crime. It had happened eight years earlier in northern France as British forces retreated towards Dunkirk. Exhausted and out of ammunition, a company of the Royal Norfolk Regiment took […]

More by Luck Than Judgement

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

In 1945, as the Second World War came to an end, the Allies planned to put Germany’s leaders – including Adolf Hitler, if he could be captured alive – on trial. This would not be easy. The American prosecution team drafted a memorandum entitled ‘The Trial of Adolf Hitler’ in order to imagine what it […]

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