"Danny S. Parker illuminates a conflict of the Second World War...the Germans claimed they fired at captives trying to escape; the Americans testified it was cold blooded murder. How the case was tried, and perhaps bungled, is a story in itself."
World War II History, Winter 2012
"It was near the village of Malmedy, Belgium on December 17, 1944 that one of the worst atrocities of World War II took place against American soldiers...Historian Danny S. Parker gives a riveting account of that awful winter day from those who miraculously survived the horrendous ordeal."
Poughkeepsie Journal, 9/4/11
“A riveting account.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review), 10/15/11
“A sharply focused look at a grisly 1944 incident, the massacre of more than 80 American prisoners outside Malmédy, Belgium. Assembling a massive amount of data (the back matter alone consumes more than 120 pages), the author views the tragedy from the perspectives of survivors, the Germans and the Belgian civilians, some of whom aided the wounded, some of whom did not…Comprehensive, definitive, grim and gripping.”
From the Back Cover
-James J. Weingartner, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and author of "Americans, Germans, and War Crimes Justice. Law, Memory and the "Good War."