On American Soil

On American Soil

How Justice Became A Casualty of World War II

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Through his access to previously classified documents and the information gained from extensive interviews, award-winning journalist Jack Hamann uncovers the truth behind World War II's largest army court-martial-a riveting story that raises important questions about how justice is carried out when a country is at war. Book jacket.
at the Watergate trial, was appointed to prosecute the case and seek the death penalty for three men who were most assuredly innocent.
The murder shocked the nation and the international community. Under pressure to respond quickly, the War Department convened a criminal trial at the fort, charging three African American soldiers with the first-degree murder of Private Olivotto. Forty other soldiers were charged with rioting, accused of storming the Italian barracks on the night of the murder. All forty-three soldiers were black. There was no evidence implicating any of these men. Leon Jaworski, later the lead prosecutor
On a hot August night in 1944, a soldier's body was discovered hanging by a rope at Seattle's Fort Lawton. The body was identified as Private Guglielmo Olivotto, one of the thousands of Italian prisoners of war captured and brought to America.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1565123948
Branch Call Number: 940.547279 HAM
Characteristics: xvi, 343 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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