Hold on, this whole operation was your idea....
@spongeblade, not the scientists. They were in similar shjtuations. Who wants to design stuff to kill people?
@mas2de, not all of them for sure. But there was certainly some scientists that were evil as heck.
Now you know...if you aren't on the winning side have knowledge or an ability you can leverage
Wasn’t it more nazi officers? The soldiers were mainly following orders right? I’m probably wrong. But the scientists were more or less following orders too.
@Have An Upvote, it was more officers, soldiers are protected by wartime rules (I think the Geneva convention?) but can be tried if they break them (like looting, mistreatment of captives). It's a lot harder to try for crimes if you lose, and easier to find crimes if you win. Wartime rules aren't much more than formality after all
The scientists are in a different position, they're non-combatants but they also contributed to the war effort in ways that it would be difficult to argue them as civilians (like a doctor). Experiments used pows for experiments (breaking those wartime rules), and often were fatal. Many should have been up for trial, but because of their knowledge and the tension between the east and west they were quickly granted pardons to join the allied nations. Some scientists were probably threatened with a trial to encourage them to switch sides.
Play to win
Operation Paperclip. Reminds me a lot of Captain America: Winter Soldier. How the hydra scientists secretly infiltrated Shield and other government agencies in the U. S. After the war. Makes you wonder if that also happened here with the Nazis
Nazi Scientist: “Who’s the nerd now?”
Nazi Soldier: “Still you... ?”
Nazi Scientist: “You know what I mean.”
What Movie was this from?
They'll be less war between us when the aliens come, that's not mentioning the war with them!