There Really Was a Circular Firing Squad

Yugoslavia, hostilities after the official end of WWII:

“They were quite upset because, when the fools lined us up in a circle and began firing, they were spread out in a circle too, outside of ours. Thus, in effect, they were shooting one another as well as at us. Two Partisans were killed and two others severely wounded because of this bit of stupidity.”

[Source: quoted in Keith Lowe, Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II. Picador / St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2012, p.261. The quotation is footnoted to “Account of ‘M.M.’ in Prcela and Guldescu, doc. XLVII, p.385. … Prcela, John and Stanko Guldescu (eds.), Operation Slaughterhouse: Eyewitness Accounts of Postwar Massacres in Yugoslavia (Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1970)”]

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