Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Biscari massacre


Related Topics

  
  Encyclopedia: Biscari Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Biscari massacre was a war crime committed by U.S. troops during World War II, where unarmed German and Italian prisoners of war (POWs) were massacred at Biscari in 1943, as ordered by George S. Patton.
Following the capture of Biscari Airfield in Sicily on July 14, 1943, seventy-six German and Italian POWs were shot by American troops of the 180th Regimental Combat Team, 45th Division during the Allied invasion Operation Husky.
In comparison, in 1946 Waffen-SS General Sepp Dietrich and SS Colonel Joachim Peiper were found guilty of war crimes at the Malmedy Massacre Trial by the Dachau International Military Tribunal, and both received long prison sentences for their parts in the Malmedy massacre of American soldiers, which took place during the Battle of the Bulge.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Biscari-Massacre   (1352 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - List of massacres
Massacres are individual events of deliberate mass killing, especially of noncombatant civilians or other innocents.
However as they left the city the men were immediately massacred and 200 women and children were held in the Bibi-Ghar (House of the Women) where they were killed on July 15, 1857.
In reprisal for the Malmedy massacre sixty German soldiers are executed by a unit of the US 11th Armored Division outside the town of Chenogne.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/List_of_massacres   (2106 words)

  
 Biscari Massacre - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Biscari massacre was a war crime committed by U.S. troops during World War II, where unarmed German and Italian prisoners of war were massacred at Biscari in 1943, as ordered by George S. Patton.
Following the capture of Biscari Airfield in Sicily on July 14 1943, seventy-six German and Italian prisoners of war were shot by American troops of the 180th Regimental Combat Team, 45th Division during the Allied invasion Operation Husky.
After the massacre Patton was said to have stated the prisoners had been shot in ordered rows was "an even greater error".
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Biscari_Massacre   (589 words)

  
 List of massacres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Massacre has a number of meanings, but most commonly refers to individual events of deliberate and direct mass killing, especially of noncombatant civilians or other innocents that would qualify as war crimes or atrocities.
Massacres in this sense do not typically apply to combatants, except figuratively, although the deliberate mass killings of prisoners of war are often considered massacres.
Additionally, the word massacre is often used for political or propaganda purposes, and the choice of whether to label an event a massacre may become a sensitive one; see, for example, the Kent State shootings.
toshare.info /en/List_of_massacres.htm   (2758 words)

  
 List of massacres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Massacres are individual events of mass killing of civilians or noncombatants, almost always characterised as having distinct political significance in shaping subsequent events.
Below is a list of incidents that are commonly referred to as massacres, though other incidents may also qualify yet not be called massacres.
Note that the figure for deaths is usually an estimate, and is frequently contested.
uncover.us /en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_massacres.html   (206 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Malmédy Massacre Trial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Malmédy Massacre Trial (U.S. vs. Valentin Bersin, et al) was held in May-July 1946 in Dachau to try the German Waffen-SS soldiers accused of the Malmédy massacre of December 17, 1944.
The Malmédy Massacre Trial was held before the Dachau International Military Tribunal.
In the case of the Malmédy Massacre Trial the defense was not permitted to dispute if the crime had actually taken place.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Malm%E9dy-Massacre-Trial   (781 words)

  
 The "Hoax" Hoax
The massacre occurred during a period of heavy crackdown on ethnic Albanian rebels in the Kosovo province.
Arguments that the massacre was falsified frequently rely on irrelevancies, details that are not very significant, and factors which, when reflected upon fully, actually enhance the likelihood of a massacre having happened.
Massacres occur in the course of well-publicized offensives (e.g.
www.spectacle.org /1202/hogan.html   (4676 words)

  
 David Irving's Action Report On-line
He claims the army's embarrassment over the American massacre of 72 Italian and German prisoners at Biscari (now known as Acate), Sicily, in 1943 plagued its prosecution of Germans accused of butchering 81 American prisoners at Malmédy, Belgium.
Robbins, whose book, The Test of Courage, is published later this month, claims the Biscari massacre played on the minds of America's generals to such an extent that they allowed death sentences against the Malmédy killers to be commuted and eventually let them go.
After the war, 74 members of the SS were put on trial by a military tribunal for their role in the slaughter of Americans that followed a surprise attack by the Germans along a 50-mile front in the Ardennes in 1944.
www.fpp.co.uk /online/99/10/Malmedy1.html   (450 words)

  
 List of massacres -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The remaining women and children are sent to (A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)) concentration camps and the village is destroyed.
Massacre of (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war) POWs
In reprisal for the (Click link for more info and facts about Malmedy massacre) Malmedy massacre sixty German soldiers are executed by a unit of the US 11th Armored Division outside the town of Chenogne.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/L/Li/List_of_massacres.htm   (6066 words)

  
 Axis History Forum :: View topic - GI executions of German POW
Many massacres of prisoners of war were committed by the American 45th (Thunderbird) Division during the invasion of Sicily in 1943.
With memories of the Malmedy massacre still fresh in their minds, killing had become impersonal, revenge was now uppermost in their minds.
A total of 98 crew and passengers were massacred by sword and spanners used as clubs.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?t=8947   (3907 words)

  
 Biscari-Massaker - Wikipedia
Das Biscari-Massaker war ein Kriegsverbrechen durch amerikanische Truppen während des Zweiten Weltkrieges (Operation Husky), bei dem 76 unbewaffnete deutsche und italienische Kriegsgefangene (2 deutsche und 74 italienische) bei Biscari in Sizilien im Juli und August 1943 getötet wurden.
Das Kriegsverbrechen wurde von den Verantwortlichen vertuscht, gleichwohl kam es zu einem Kriegsgerichtsprozess gegen zwei beteiligte amerikanische Soldaten.
James Weingartner, »Massacre at Biscari: Patton and An American War Crime«, The Historian LII, no. 1, (November 1989), 24-39.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biscari-Massaker   (107 words)

  
 List of massacres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This act would begin a war between South Carolina colonists, allied with the [[Cherokee, defeating the Yamassee northwest of Port Royal, South Carolina almost a year later in January 1716.
A combined force of Loyalists and American Indian allies under the command of John Butler attacked a settlement in Wyoming County of northeastern Pennsylvania on July 3.
After Czech agents, with British assistance, assasinate Nazi Protector of Bohemia-Morovia, and former Deputy Chief of the Gestapo, Reinhart Heidrich the small Czechoslovakian town of Lidice is surrounded by the German SS and all men and teenagers over 16 are rounded up and shot.
www.findterm.net /li/list-of-massacres.html   (1663 words)

  
 Lista de massacres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Los massacres son acontecimientos individuales de la matanza total deliberada, especally de civiles no combatientes o de otros innocents.
Ver el artículo individual sobre cada massacre para más información.
Massacre de una aldea entera como represalia para el assasination de Reinhard Heydrich en Praga
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/li/Lista%20de%20massacres.htm   (886 words)

  
 War against Subhumans: Comparisons between the German War against the Soviet Union and the American War against Japan, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
To be sure, atrocities occurred even in the course of combat with enemies who were regarded more positively.
In the notorious Malmedy Massacre of 17 December 1944, 72 captured American soldiers were executed by members of the 1st SS Panzer Division.
Less well-known, but similar in scope and nature, was the killing of approximately 75 Axis prisoners by troops of the U.S. 45th Infantry Division near Biscari, Sicily, on 14 July 1943.
www.questia.com /PM.qst?a=o&d=5000376068   (582 words)

  
 George S. Patton Jr.
The attack began on July 10, 1943, and within 38 days, Patton and his Seventh Army had liberated both his half of the island and the eastern half which had been assigned to General Montgomery.
One such was so blood-thirsty and it may have fueled the Biscari Massacre, when American troops killed 73 German prisoners of war.
After th successful campaign of Sicily, a pair of regrettable events in that would color Patton’s military career took place later in the summer of 1943, when General Patton was visiting military hospitals.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b4pattong.htm   (1344 words)

  
 SCC Forums > War Crimes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
January 28-29, 1944 Koniuchy Massacre ~300 Poland Three hundred men women and children are murdered by 120 members of Soviet partisan groups, including the Lithuanian Brigade, of the village of Koniuchy.
anuary 1, 1945 Chenogne massacre 60 Belgium In reprisal for the Malmedy massacre sixty German soldiers are executed by a unit of the US 11th Armored Division outside the town of Chenogne.
April 29, 1945 Dachau Massacre 560 Germany Soldiers of the US 157th Division kill 560 German POWs remaining in the recently liberated Dachau concentration camp.
www.stratcommandcenter.com /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t8774.html   (923 words)

  
 Army: An anti-Patton biography of 'a great general'
Patton's exhortation to kill as many enemies as possible, says Hirshson, produced a debilitating effect on his Seventh Army and invited five atrocities, including a massacre of 40 prisoners at Biscari airfield and the murder of Italian civilians at a Canicatti soap factory.
Patton acknowledged that a massacre occurred and directed Bradley to tell the officer involved to certify that the dead men were snipers.
One can not help but be reminded of Adm. William F. (Bull) Halsey's order to his commanders to kill as many of the enemy as possible in the Pacific theater.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3723/is_200212/ai_n9160835   (1214 words)

  
 Axis History Forum :: View topic - 45th (Thunderbird) Division during the invasion of Sicily
On 14 July [1943], the fourth day of the 45th Division's introduction to savage combat, two unfortunate incidents occured that reflected negatively on the Thunderbirds.
Near the Biscari airfield, which was being assaulted by Captain John T. Compton's C Company, 180th, a fierce firefight erupted and a dozen of Compton's men were wounded.
A member has discovered an article about it: Massacre at Biscari: Patton and an American war crime, by J. Weingartner, The Historian, 52, 1 (1989), pp.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?t=24614   (871 words)

  
 List of massacres - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Find list of massacres and more at Lycos Search.
Read about list of massacres in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
Find list of massacres at one of the best sites the Internet has to offer!
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/l/li/list_of_massacres.html   (362 words)

  
 Biscari Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Following the capture of Biscari Airfield in Scilly on July 14th 1943, seventy three German and Italian Prisoners of war were shot by American troops of the 180th Regimental Combat Team, 45th Division duringthe Allied invasion Operation Husky.
In comparison German commanding officers weresentenced at Nuremberg Trials for similar war crimes to life imprisonment.
James Weingartner, `Massacre at Biscari: Patton and An American War Crime, The Historian LII, no. 1, (November 1989),24-39.
www.therfcc.org /biscari-massacre-167684.html   (360 words)

  
 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Merriken's account of the Malmedy Massacre, as it became known, falls roughly...
Forty-three soldiers convicted of the Malmedy Massacre were sentenced to be executed...
In the notorious Malmedy Massacre of 17 December 1944, 72 captured...
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?FN=SS&search_newspapers=on&search_magazines=on&q=Malmedy&refid=ency_botnm   (612 words)

  
 The Aerodrome Forum - Once a Hun?
Interestingly, I think he is making reference to the massacre of prisoners at Biscari which almost got him sent back to the states.
It seems that Patton gave no order to massacre any prisoners but that some troops took a liberal interpretation of one his butch pep talks.
Very interesting lets swop war stories,I served in the Wormington-On-Sea Home Guard and once shot a seagull.I think killing prisoners is a big deal,and no,not everyone did do it.
www.theaerodrome.com /forum/showthread.php?s=319a446f55d3686052dfd45bc123361f&t=8299&page=10&pp=10   (673 words)

  
 Korean War/Era Marines Forum! MessageBoard/GuestBook
As an example of the political persecution and outright slaughter by the U.S.-backed military regime in the south during this period, the tribunal heard the testimony of witness Lee Do Young regarding the massacre of a quarter of the population of Cheju Island after an uprising in the spring of 1948.
Attorney Lennox Hinds, the permanent representative to the United Nations of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, led the prosecution's presentation on civilian massacres in the north.
Expert witness Anne Katrin-Becker of Germany told of U.S.- led massacres that killed one-fourth of the population of Sinchon province--35,383 people--mostly elderly people, non- combatant women and children.
www.network54.com /Forum/viewall?forumid=57448&it=0   (8068 words)

  
 Korean War/Era Marines Forum! MessageBoard/GuestBook
She instructed the jury that during this period the U.S. committed "crimes against peace," which were defined at Nuremberg as the most serious of all war crimes.
The best-known period is from June 25, 1950, until July 27, 1953, the "Korean War," when over 4.6 million Koreans perished, according to conservative Western estimates, including 3 million civilians in the north and 500,000 civilians in the south.
Documentary and eyewitness evidence was also presented showing gross and systematic violence committed against women in northern and southern Korea, characterized by mass rapes, sexual assaults and murders.
www.network54.com /Forum/viewall?forumid=57448&it=0   (8132 words)

  
 Patton
Patton gave an inflammatory speech before the landings which his subordinates cited as being justification for war-crimes at Biscari.
Just like the well-known SS executions of Allied POWs during the Battle of the Bulge, Patton's troops lined up German and Italian POWs and executed them.
It is now quietly known and still ignored as the 'Biscari Massacre'.
members.shaw.ca /millerww2/ww2/history/commanders/Patton.html   (1352 words)

  
 Big Tent: 03/21/2004 - 03/27/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Stephen, I told you the Hirshon bio was no good.
In fairness to Hirshon, it appears that his discussion about war crimes in Sicily is based on James Weingartner, "Massacre at Biscari: Patton and An American War Crime," The Historian LII, no. 1, (November 1989), 24-39.
But all of Hanson's criticisms of the argument still apply.
bigtent.blogspot.com /2004_03_21_bigtent_archive.html   (1234 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.