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By Robert Leckie

"A first class renowned background of the struggle, full of life, enjoyable, and constantly informative."--Publishers Weekly "His skill to recreate the feelings of conflict makes this huge paintings a dwelling history."--Booklist

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In various ways I keep hearing that German prisoners of war, contrary to law, are also being put to forced labor in armaments and supply bases. Who here is the judge? And of course we could argue that our trial was carried out too hastily, that the defense was hampered by the huge number of twenty-one defendants being tried at once. But all such objections, as I still unswervingly believe, are invalidated by the fundamental principle that the leadership of a country that begins a war must accept the same risk that it demands, willy-nilly, of every soldier.

On the contrary, I was reassured and ordered that my files be preserved in a safe place. A few weeks later, shortly before my capture, I had them handed over to the Americans as study HATHAWAY BROWN SCHOOL THE JAMES R. STEWART lEARNiNG CENTER 36 ALBERT SPEER material. In the trial the prosecution used parts of those files to convict me of crimes against humanity. January lo, 1947 Thanks to the good nature of one of the guards, I smoked a pipe after dark until eleven o'clock. pams m my ears at night.

Mysterious! Perhaps I saw the man himself too little and was intoxicated by the tremendous assignments, the plans, the cheers, the work. Only today have I recalled that on our tours of the country, when we were met with so much cheering, we again and again drove under streamers repeating the antisemitic slogans of the very man with whom I had sat at an idyllic picnic listening to songs and accordion playing by his household steward, Kannenberg. I would never have believed this man capable of such a cruel rage for extermination.

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