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The "Baralong Incident" was an unprosecuted war crime of World War I.

On August 19, 1915 U-27?, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Wegener, was sunk by the Q-Ship [HMS Baralong]?, commanded by Lieutenant Godfrey Herbert RN. Herbert ordered that all German survivors, including Wegener, should be executed on the spot. Although the [British Admiralty]? tried to keep this atrocity a secret, news reached Germany and the "Baralong Incident" was used to justify increased cruelty at sea.

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Last edited December 12, 2001 1:31 am by The Epopt (diff)