That Traitor!!!

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  1. Soundbreaker Welch?

    Soundbreaker Welch? Active Member

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    Whats your opinion on what happened to William Joyce? (aka-Lord Haw Haw.)

    Was his fate well deserved or was it going too far?

    Traitors often get the death penalty.

    Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) and Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) got off easier coming from America. Well, I guess the days of Benedict Arnold were over for us already.

    On Wikipedia you can read about these three Axis Propragandists.
    William Joyce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Tokyo Rose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Mildred Gillars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Never heard of him. William Haw Haw??? Missed that history class.
     
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    I think you will find that according to international law, William Joyce wasn't a traitor as he was brought up in Eire not the UK and Eire was neutral. He was also a Natoinalised German Citizen giving up his right as an American Citizen where he was born.
     
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    Joyce was tried and convicted under English law, not international law. He held a British passport, which entitled him to British protection, but also meant he owed allegiance to Britain. He still held that passport while working for Germany after the war had started.

    Well deserved. He was a committed fascist, with a history of organising violent attacks on Jews in Britain in the 30s, who voluntarily travelled to Germany on the eve of war to work for the Nazis.


    Gillars got off quite lightly, although I suspect that a man in the same situation would not. D'Aquino, from what I remember, worked under compulsion from the Japanese, and should never have been convicted.
     
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    Gillars got off quite lightly, although I suspect that a man in the same situation would not.

    That's what I figured too. Be nice to the ladies.
     
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    I think he deserved what he got. Screw him.
     
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