Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Gueniffey, Bonaparte
In Response To: Re: Gueniffey, Bonaparte ()

No, I rather think it's you who have missed the point. I am not equating Napoleon's actions with the slaughter of innocents in World War II, I am simply saying that if one is never to pass any kind of judgement on what happens in war (which has been suggested on here, though not by you, as far as I am aware), then any kind of atrocity becomes judgement-free. I was simply using the actions of the Einsatzgruppen as an example. There is a vast amount of difference between what happens when one is being shot at, and the deliberate murder of civilians by military authorities. Those members of the Wehrmacht who collaborated with the Einsatzgruppen were not under fire when they aided and abetted the latter.

I am not passing judgement on Napoleon at all, as you will see if you actually read my post without going off half-cocked; I can accept Boney as he was, warts and all, without feeling the need to denigrate him in any way. Not all Brits view him as the Corsican Ogre!

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