Finishing 'Last stand at La Paradis by Richard Lane' today between work I came across a ref to a DLI massacre that apparently was used as an excuse for the massacre of the Norfolks and a few other less notable incidents that took place in the area on the same day like 21 Royal Scots who were defending on one of the Norfolks Regiments flank. I thought this was just an excuse for something that has no excuse to a 'compus mentus' human being. However further reading revealed there may be some truth in the matter.... The alledged incident happened after the british Counter-Attack at Arras. Some DLI veterans were interviewed by author Nicholas Harman and they told him that their unit, "Did murder an unknown number of Germans who had surrendered, and were legitimate prisoners of war". The Germans had apparently been captured at various points during the DLI's advance but when the DLI was forced to retreat they, "could not take the prisoners back with them, so they killed the SS men rather than set them free to fight again". Harman published the story in 'Dunkirk, The Necessary Myth' in 1980. It then appeared in a further two books - Ronald Aitkin's Pillar of Fire: Dunkirk 1940 published in 1990 and sitting on my book shelf waiting to be read and Angus Calder's The Myth of the Blitz published in 1991. However in 1997 Prof. Brian Bond published an essay 'The British Field Army in France and Belgium 1939-1940' refuting the accussations made in Harmans book. So over to you lot....Anyone else heard of this incident before?