New PDF release: Rehearsals: The German Army in Belgium, August 1914

By Jeff Lipkes

The “German Atrocities” of worldwide struggle I weren't a fantasy. They have been additionally, in vital methods, a practice session for struggle crimes that started out in 1939. approximately 6,000 civilians, together with girls and kids, have been shot by way of the Kaiser’s squaddies as they crossed Belgium in the course of the commencing 3 weeks of the warfare (the identical of approximately 230,000 american citizens today). The civilians have been accused of being “francs-tireurs,” guerilla combatants, yet there's no credible proof of any resistance to the invasion at the a part of the inhabitants, and no trials have been carried out.

Like eu Jews after 1941, Belgian civilians in August of 1914 have been herded into farm animals automobiles and shipped east to focus camps. just like the survivors of the dying camps through the wintry weather of 1944-5, males, girls, and kids have been compelled to move on unnecessary marches, without provision for nutrition or take care of. As they have been to do at Treblinka and Auschwitz, German executioners wear pink move armbands to mislead their victims.

Drawing on wide eyewitness testimony in 8 information, in addition to various released bills, Jeff Lipkes vividly describes occasions in and round six cities the place massacres happened, together with Leuven (Louvain), “the Oxford of Belgium,” the place the college library, the collegiate church, and lots more and plenty of the outdated city have been deliberately burned. Rehearsals deals facts that the executions have been a part of a planned crusade of terrorism ordered by way of army authorities

As an exposé of crimes lengthy suppressed and denied, the publication invitations comparability with Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking.

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The “German Atrocities” of worldwide struggle I weren't a fable. They have been additionally, in very important methods, a practice session for struggle crimes that started in 1939. approximately 6,000 civilians, together with girls and youngsters, have been shot through the Kaiser’s squaddies as they crossed Belgium throughout the commencing 3 weeks of the battle (the an identical of approximately 230,000 american citizens today).

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