Death in Rome Author:Robert Katx EACH GERMAN SOLDIER SELECTED ONE VICTIM. — The first five were lead into the caves. In the flickering torchlight, Captain Schutz gave them order: "Fire!" — The medical officer flashed his light on the fallen men and pronounced them dead. — There were 330 left to kill.... — Here, for the first time, is the full story of one of the most infamous atro... more »cities of the Second World War--the 1944 massacre in the Ardeatine Caves. This moment-by-moment account unravels the human and political tangle behing the massacre--and portrays the excitement and tension of wartime Rome and the underground war against the Nazis--in a book that has raised a storm of controversy around the world.
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