Smith, Bardley F.


1st ed., 1981. Ix + 303 pp. D.j., 21 x 14cm. Light spotting to top edge o/w V.G.+. This is the first authoritative account of how the Allies finally agreed to try the surviving Nazi leaders under international law at Nuremberg, rather than summarily shoot them. Basing his work on hitherto unavailable documents, the author recounts the whole fascinating story of how the sponsors of the Nuremberg system in the American War Department finally overcame the bitter opposition of domestic critics who wanted to destroy Germany economically and of the British who wanted to shoot the Nazi leaders without trial.

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