My Lai massacre
A mass killing of helpless inhabitants of a village in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, carried out in 1968 by United States troops under the command of Lieutenant William Calley. Calley was court-martialed and sentenced to life imprisonment, but he only served a few years before parole. The massacre, horrible in itself, became a symbol (see also symbol) for those opposed to the war in Vietnam.
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The massacre of cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo is a crystallizing moment.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Several Muslim sites in France, including mosques have been attacked or vandalized since the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
What often is forgotten—and what Beck could probably stand to remember—is that the massacre was, technically, a firefight.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The creative team behind the new My Lai project is working out the details for set design.
Nearly two full months have passed since the student massacre that took place in the city of Iguala, Guerrero.
Those who escaped the massacre were hung upon the same trees on which the Frenchmen had previously been hung.
There was the usual massacre, but this time the trees were cut down and the wells choked up.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The sight of the awful carnage affected even the warworn Marshal, and made him exclaim, "What a massacre!"Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Native rumors had brought the news of the massacre at Cawnpore, though the ghastly tragedy of the Well was yet to come.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was during his reign that the fatal massacre of St. Bartholomews took place, which renders his name odious.