In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler. Written by
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A savage act of reprisal - who was to blame?
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Some of the uniforms including Richard Burton's do not show the SS insignia. Also the SS units were different to those of the police units. See more
All of the SS officers in Kappler's Security Police headquarters are shown to be wearing the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was a high level decoration for valor and heroism in combat. It would have been highly unusual for so many security officers to have this award, since the Security Police dealt with "behind the lines" actions and not front line combat. See more
Father Pietro Antonelli
I would prefer a world that didn't need protecting.
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler
And I would prefer a religion that didn't need priests.
Referenced in The Scarlet and the Black