|SS-Standartenführer Kurt Meyer|
|Kurt Meyer's SS-Panzergrenadiers after surrender|
Later Canadian troops found themselves accused of having killed captured German soldiers on the June 1944 invasion of Normandy. It was claimed that forces of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division were ordered to take no German prisoners of war during the Normandy campaign, but this for a variety of reasons were not investigated by the Allied powers after WWII, or they were investigated and a decision was taken not to prosecute. On June 7 1944 notes were found by Waffen-SS Grenadiers on captured Canadian prisoners saying German soldiers who had surrendered during the campaign would be shot, information later confirmed by Canadian infantry under interrogation; that prisoners were ordered not to be taken if they hindered operations. Hubert Meyer also confirmed this story; he stated that on June 8 1944 a Canadian notebook was found that contained orders to not take prisoners if they impeded the attacking force. Bitterness between Canadians and soldiers of the Hitlerjugend became a vicious circle throughout the battle for Normandy. Left image: Kurt Meyer as SS-Standartenführer in Normandy, France 1944. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Right image: An SS-Obersturmführer and an SS-Unterscharführer of Kurt Meyer's SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26 taken prisoners in Normandy on June 26 1944. Public domain.