In panel six we raise the specter of the Nuremberg Trials–one of the only (somewhat) overt references to Nazi war crimes in this book. To take on those issues was more than the scope of this story allowed or required, but it was important to us to at least acknowledge this particular gray area, as it exists in any conflict, and in any organizational structure where obedience is so highly stressed.  Our American sentry’s passivity at this moment may not lead directly to a war crime… but it’s a slippery slope from the betrayal of a principal to the death of innocents.