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Waffen SS Atrocities in the West
"Formations of the Waffen SS were superb fighting units. Their record reflects both honor and horror. These are some of the infamous atrocities they were involved in in Western Europe."
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What British unit was cut off and forced to surrender at the Le Paradis and massacred?
the Royal Welch Fusiliers
the Cheshire Regiment
the Royal Norfolk Regiment
the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Which Waffen SS unit was responsible for the Le Paradis massacre?
SS Das Reich
Who was tried for the Le Paradis Massacre?
What primary excuse did the Waffen SS give to 'justify' the atrocity at Le Paradis?
the British shot POWs
the British misused a flag of truce
the British defense caused excessive casualties
the British used dum dum bullets
What justification did the Waffen SS offer for the Wormhoudt Massacre?
the British were using scorched earth tactics
the British refused quarter, and were killed in place
the British were killing POWs
none. in fact, it was denied
Wilhelm Monhke was identified as the perpetrator of the Wormhoudt Massacre. What became of him?
he was tried and acquitted
he was found guilty and executed
he was never tried
he was found guilty and given life in prison
The massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane was actually a mistake by the Waffen SS. Why?
the maquis were not in the vicinity
the SS battalion commander exceeded his orders
it was the wrong village
all of these
What happened to SS General Heinz Lammerding who commanded the Das Reich Division for his role in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre?
he disappeared after the war
he received a life sentence
he was never tried
he was executed for his role
What was nationality of the majority of the defendants of the Oradour-sur-Glane trial?
Why were Canadian soldiers executed at Ardenne Abbey, Calvados, France?
the Canadians tried to escape
the Canadians were suspected of war crimes
the SS did not want to take prisoners
the SS had no experience in handling prisoners
Who was held responsible for the execution of the Canadian prisoners at Ardenne Abbey?
From which unit were the majority of the Canadians who were executed at Ardenne Abbey?
the Royal Winnipeg Rifles
the North Nova Scotia Highlanders
the Hamilton Light Infantry
the Queen's Own Rifles
Much has been written about the Malmedy Massacre. In German accounts, what is the most common reason given for SS troops firing on unarmed GIs?
they tried to escape
there was no massacre, they were killed in combat
it never happened - it's just propaganda
they resumed fighting
How many defendants were actually executed for the Malmedy Massacre?
George Fleps was identified as the SS private who fired the first shot that started the Malmedy Massacre. What was unusual about him?
he was not a combatant
he was not German
he was not part of Peiper's battle group
he never meant to discharge his weapon
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Compiled Jun 28 12