Ike, I would draw your attention to the word 'systemic' used in my original post. That individual Canadian soldiers killed prisoners is not a fact in dispute. It is the consistent pattern on the part of the organization which differentiates the behaviour from being individual to that of implementing policy. I'd be interested in more details on the recent release of documents that your referenced. Here we are talking about the fighting between the Canadians and the HJ.....so in this context there have been equal infractions. Quite different than talking about conduct between Allied forces and German forces in the war as a whole of which I would agree with you.