Claim: A 1945 Reuters article describes criticism of President Truman over a deteriorating security situation in occupied Germany.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Administration In Crisis Over Burgeoning Quagmire
August 12, 1945
WASHINGTON DC (Routers) President Truman, just a few months into his young presidency, is coming under increasing fire from some Congressional Republicans for what appears to be a deteriorating security situation in occupied Germany, with some calling for his removal from office.
Over three months after a formal declaration of an end to hostilities, the occupation is bogged down. Fanatical elements of the former Nazi regime who, in their zeal to liberate their nation from the foreign occupiers, call themselves members of the Werwolf (werewolves) continue to commit almost-daily acts of sabotage against Germany’s already-ravaged infrastructure, and attack American troops. They have been laying road mines, poisoning food and water supplies, and setting various traps, often lethal, for the occupying forces.
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Origins: No, this is not a genuine 1945 Reuters article, but a July 2003 pastiche which uses a setting of occupied Germany shortly after the end of
From a historical standpoint, military analysts and historians have disputed parallels between resistance to
Last updated: 6 September 2007