"In an eloquent five-hour address, Sir Hartley Shawcross (1902 - 2003), the handsome British prosecutor, charged that the twenty men in the prisoners' dock had deliberately violated 26 international treaties, agreements and assurances dating from The Hague Convention of 1899 to German promises to Yugoslavia given on October 6, 1939. From the invasion of Poland to the Pacific war, he charged them with starting and waging nine separate wars."
"As for the defendant's guilt: the British Attorney general named seven individually as 'murderers, robbers, black-mailers and gangsters' who led Germany into war..."
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