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How Britain Tortured German PoWs

Sunday, October 28, 2012 20:03
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How Britain Tortured German PoWs

Posted by Charleston Voice

The horrifying interrogation methods that belie our proud boast that we fought a clean war

By Ian Cobain
PUBLISHED: 17:34 EST, 26 October 2012

The German SS officer was fighting to save himself from the gallows for a terrible war crime and might say anything to escape the noose. But Fritz Knöchlein was not lying in 1946 when he claimed that, in captivity in London, he had been tortured by British soldiers to force a confession out of him.

Tortured by British soldiers? In captivity? In London? The idea seems incredible.

Britain has a reputation as a nation that prides itself on its love of fair play and respect for the rule of law. We claim the moral high ground when it comes to human rights. We were among the first to sign the 1929 Geneva Convention on the humane treatment of prisoners of war.

 

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