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Saturday, August 21, 2004
Voltaire once noted: " L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs ." History is nothing but a record of crimes and misfortunes. It is with that in mind that I post a few links tonight on war crimes. It's a topic I come back to every so often, so don't assume that I'm taking sides with tonight's selection. Rare indeed would be the nation that could not make the list, from some episode in its history. It's as a species we should be ashamed.
More on the Nanking Atrocities, and the story of Japan's 'Comfort Girls'..
Greek massacres of Turks.
French In Algeria - l'affaire Aussaresses
Inspired Argentinians? And United States?
Did you know that concentration camps were first devised by the British during the Boer War?
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Sir Winston Churchill