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Malmédy

(mälmādē`), commune (1991 pop. 10,291), Liège prov., E Belgium, near the German border. Economic mainstays are tourism and the manufacture of beer, paper, and tanning fluid. The town and the surrounding district belonged to the abbey of nearby Stavelot until they passed (1815) to Prussia. Malmédy and EupenEupen
, town (1991 pop. 17,161), Liège prov., E Belgium, on the Vesdre River, near the German border. It is a center for the manufacture of soap, beer, and cables. Nearby is a major hydroelectric station. The districts of Eupen and Malmédy (c.
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 were transferred to Belgium by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. In World War II heavy fighting occurred at Malmédy during the Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge,
popular name in World War II for the German counterattack in the Ardennes, Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945. More than a million men fought in what is also known as the Battle of the Ardennes. On Dec.
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 (Dec., 1944) and 72 U.S. prisoners of war were massacred by German troops.
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For more on the Malmedy Massacre prosecution and Ellis' role in it, see Danny S.
THE City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club travelled to Belgium to compete in the Coupe Avenir International Gymnastics Competition in Malmedy.
This posed a serious threat to Malmedy, 5 miles northeast of Stavelot.
Paul-Henri Spaak considere meme que << le principe wilsonien de la liberte des peuples a disposer d'euxmemes fut magistralement viole >> lors du rattachement d'Eupen et Malmedy a son pays, estimant que << le referendum organise au lendemain du traite de Versailles fut une vaste comedie >> et que << le rattachement des cantons redimes a la Belgique constitue par certains cotes une veritable annexion, que seul le droit de la guerre et du plus fort peut non pas justifier mais expliquer >> (10) .
Several of these veterans are Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) James "Maggie" Megellas, who fought as a member of H Company, 3rd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division in Italy, Holland, Belgium, and Germany, and is recognized as the most decorated officer in the history of the Division; Francis Curry, a Medal of Honor recipient and a member of the 30th Infantry Division who was recognized for his heroic stand near Malmedy on 21 December 1944; and Ted Paluch, who as a member of the 285th Field Artillery Battalion was one of a mere handful of survivors from the infamous Malmedy Massacre, to name just a few.
Also, in 1946, the perpetrator of the Malmedy Incident, SS Lt.
A German armored column did succeed in moving forward through the Belgian towns of Malmedy (where American prisoners were infamously massacred).
COLE, UNITED STATES ARMY IN WORLD WAR II--THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS--THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE 261 (1965) (the news of the Malmedy massacre "undoubtedly stiffened the will of the American combatants"); id, at 264 ("There were American commanders who orally expressed the opinion that all SS troops should be killed on sight and there is some indication that in isolated cases express orders for this were given.
The picture book did include a photograph of the frozen corpses of three of the American prisoners massacred at Malmedy during the Bulge, but it is revealing that the crime was attributed to the "Nazis" and not German soldiers per se ("The Bulge," 295).
Resisting a War Crimes Trial: The Malmedy Massacre, the German Churches, and the U.
His unit was captured near Malmedy, Belgium, and the Germans gunned down 90 American POWs in what became known as the Malmedy Massacre.
Fatal crossroads; the untold story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge.