The Fifth Day of Peace
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The Fifth Day of Peace
In the uncertain days following the end of World War II, disillusioned German soldiers wander aimlessly over the charred countryside of Italy. Two of these soldiers are rounded up by their superiors and charged with desertion--surrender or no surrender. Despite an Allied edict that the Germans are no longer permitted to stage military trials, the two hapless conscripts are sentenced to death by firing squad. The Fifth Day of Peace was based on a true story. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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"Based on an historical incident in which a Nazi firing squad executes 2 deserters. The twist is that the Nazis had already surrendered! The allies gave them permission to carry out the killing because the Nazis were seen as a possible ally against the new"
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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