Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit
Nute, I believe you're thinking of the Japanese. We did not as a matter of policy execute German soldiers.
"Policy" and "what actually happens" are two very different things. Of course, as the war wound down, there were less Germans that 'attacked' or 'attempted to escape' because there was a capacity to deal with them. A guy I know that was on the ground in Kosovo said they had been given orders not to take prisoners, which meant they shot a lot of surrendering Serbs.