Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy by Howard MargolianConduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy by Howard Margolian

Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy

byHoward Margolian

Paperback | January 17, 2000

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On the afternoon of 7 June 1944, Lorne Brown, a private serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy, was bayoneted to death while trying to surrender to troops of Nazi Germany's Tlite 12th SS Division 'Hitler Youth.' Over the next ten days, more than a hundred and fifty Canadian soldiers were brutally murdered after capture by the 12th SS. Despite months of post-war investigation by Allied courts, however, only two senior officers of the 12th SS were ever tried for war crimes.

Drawing extensively on archival sources, Howard Margolian reveals the full account of an atrocious chapter in history and exposes the causes - an inept and indifferent Canadian military justice system, and a Canadian government all too willing to let bygones be bygones - of the flagrant inaction that followed. Highly praised for both its meticulous research and its engaging passion, this book will resonate with veterans, those interested in war crimes, military buffs, and historians.

Howard Margolian specializes in the history of the Second World War. From 1990 to 1997, he worked as an investigator for the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice of Canada.
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Title:Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in NormandyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.01 × 6.03 × 0.87 inPublished:January 17, 2000Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802083609

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"This is well written and well researched but more importantly it forces us to think about the consequences of war.'

- Marilynn Gordon - Kanata Kourier-Standard