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About Dead Reckoning

An astonishing new PBS documentary, Dead Reckoning, will reveal that the model of justice ingeniously conceived by the Allies in the wake of the Second World War has evolved into a standard by which all conflicts are judged. However many decades and miles separate those conflicts and however inhumane the underlying crimes, all have been prosecuted according to protocols that the Allies devised for three unique situations: the determination of command responsibility; the pursuit of war criminals; and the accumulation of evidence and testimony at crime scenes. The film will explore the origins of the Allied response to these unique situations, along with transformative conflicts and atrocities that have, for seventy years, shaped conceptions of war and peace.

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