Body shot General Anton Dostler

Body shot General Anton Dostler

The body of German General Anton Dostler hanging on a pole just after the shots from the American firing squad.

Dostler Anton (Anton Dostler) (1891-1945) – German general, who was sentenced to death on charges of shooting March 26, 1944 15 US commandos who surrendered. Anton Dostler was shot Dec. 1, 1945. The Americans rejected the arguments of the defense (lawyers recognized weight and now), that General only broadcast order from a superior command. This precedent then used at the Nuremberg trials, which are not recognized by reference to the higher command.

 

Photography Location: Aversa, Italy
Time taken: December 1, 1945

In : 1945

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