from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various crimes, such as genocide or the mistreatment of prisoners of war, committed during a war and considered in violation of the conventions of warfare.
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- n. A punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian.
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- n. a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war
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After World War II, when there were not two but four Germanies — the American, British, French, and Russian sectors — the policy in all four sectors was what the Americans called "de-Nazification," a purge of high and low Nazi officials from all responsible positions and war crime trials for all ranking Nazis.
Yamashita was then taken to Bilibid Prison in Manila to await war crime trials.
There were three judges during the war crime trial -- a human, a Dyb ', and the commander of the Irlane army.