Hemingway was a cunt…
“In the town of Rambouillet, Leclerc’s officers were surprised to find at the Hotel du Grand Veneur a cast of characters worthy of an
improbable play. Most were journalists, waiting impatiently for the liberation of Paris. Ernest Hemingway, officially a war correspondent for Collier’s magazine, was far more interested in acting as an irregular soldier with the local Resistence. He openly carried a heavy automatic pistol, even though it was strictly illegal for a non-combatant. According to John Mowinckel, an American intelligence officer there, Hemingway wanted to interrogate a pathetic German prisoner hauled in by his new Resistance friends. “I’ll make him talk,” he boasted. “Take his boots off. We’ll grill his toes with a candle.” Mowinckel told Hemingway to go to hell and released the boy, who clearly knew nothing.”
D-Day, Anthony Beevor.