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The Malmedy Massacre was a war crime in which 84 American prisoners of war were murdered by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of 1. SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler). This tragedy happened on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge.
Hermann Prieß (1901 – 1985) was the commander of 3rd SS Division Totenkopf following the death of Theodor Eicke in February 1943.He was promoted to SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS on April 20, 1944. On October 30, 1944 he became the commanding officer of the 1st SS-Panzerkorps Leibstandarte and led it during the Battle of the Bulge.After the war, Hermann Prieß was convicted to 20 years imprisonment but was released in 1954.
Sitting on a German 88mm Flak gun somewhere in France, a Corporal McAllister of the North Shore Regiment, 8th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, seems to enjoy holding his captured Luger P.08 (1944). Although a positive match cannot be made, others have identified him as the Private McAllister of B Company of the Argylls, who was credited with the capture of 150 German troops in Saint-Lambert-sur-Dives during the August 1944 Battle of the Falaise Gap in Normandy.