Originally Posted by LeEnfield
A number of German Generals were tried for the war crime of waging war, this included Donitz the head of the German U Boat arm. As I have said earlier to victor goes the spoils and the loser takes what ever is dished out to them
LeEnfield, I believe the allies truly went too far at Nuremberg. If waging war is truly a crime, then they might as well have placed themselves in jail also. Donitz did not deserve the sentence he recieved. At the most he should have recieved a year or so for being stupid. Nothing more. As far as his wartime record goes, he was an honourable and clever adversary.
But, at the time the Russians were asking for the German nation to be neutered. And only executions would appease them. That Speer was given a jail sentence instead of being hanged, troubled the Soviets greatly. But I suppose a nation which lost between 22 and 25 million of it's citizens has a right to grind a big axe.