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By Kenneth D. Alford

The Allies’ positive march into Paris in 1944 used to be met with cheering crowds of liberated Parisians. After the cheering stopped, American deserters and their French cohorts violently exploited town with the ruthless potency of the Chicago mobs of the Nineteen Twenties. good geared up, and seriously armed, those GIs-turned-gangsters made large gains at the thriving black industry with their limitless offers of gas, cigarettes and different commodities. besides this illicit company got here rape, homicide, theft, prostitution and epidemic venereal sickness. American army justice labored at controlling the crime wave, dealing with approximately 8,000 felony investigations within the 12 months after liberation, yet in simple terms the tip of the warfare in 1945 positioned a cease to it. This publication identifies either French and American offenders.

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