In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler.
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Who Wouldn't Stop It?
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Some of the uniforms including Richard Burton's do not show the SS insignia. Also the SS units were different to those of the police units. See more
Major Hellmuth Dobbrick was not present at the Via Rasella attack on the 11th SS-Police Company, as is shown in the film. The 11th company was commanded by First Lieutenant Wolgasth (who is not mentioned in the film), while Dobbrick commanded the entire 3rd battalion comprised of five police companies. See more
Father Pietro Antonelli
I would prefer a world that didn't need protecting.
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler
And I would prefer a religion that didn't need priests.
Referenced in The Scarlet and the Black