9780889226654

Other Losses : An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II

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    9780889226654

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    0889226652

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-20
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Summary

Other Lossescaused an international scandal when first published in 1989 by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower's policies caused the death of some 1,000,000 German captives in American and French internment camps through disease, starvation and exposure from 1944 to 1949, as a direct result of the policies of the western Allies, who, with the Soviets, ruled as the Military Occupation Government over partitioned Germany from May 1945 until 1949. An attempted book-length disputation of Other Losses, was published in 1992, featuring essays by British, American and German revisionist historians (Eisenhower and the German POWs: Facts Against Falsehood, edited by Ambrose & Gunter). However, that same year Bacque flew to Moscow to examine the newly-opened KGB archives, where he found meticulously and exhaustively documented new proof that almost one million German POWs had indeed died in those Western camps. One of the historians who supports Bacque's work is Colonel Ernest F. Fisher, 101st Airborne Division, who in 1945 took part in investigations into allegations of misconduct by U.S. troops in Germany and later became a senior historian with the United States Army. In the foreword to the book he states: "Starting in April 1945, the United States Army and the French Army casually annihilated about one million [German] men, most of them in American camps ... Eisenhower's hatred, passed through the lens of a compliant military bureaucracy, produced the horror of death camps unequalled by anything in American military history ... How did this enormous war crime come to light? The first clues were uncovered in 1986 by the author James Bacque and his assistant." This updated third edition of Other Losses exists not to accuse, but to remind us that no country can claim an inherent innocence of or exemption from the cruelties of war.

Table of Contents

Principal Events Relating to This Bookp. viii
Acronyms and Short Formsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introduction to the Third Editionp. xviii
Updated Introduction to the First Editionp. ixv
Deciding Germany's Fatep. 1
Without Shelterp. 11
No Public Declarationp. 23
The Cruelty of the Victorp. 33
Summer of Starvationp. 45
Keeping Help Awayp. 63
The Slow Death Campsp. 81
Liming the Corpsep. 91
Inside the Greenhousep. 107
The British and Canadiansp. 127
Myth, Lies and Historyp. 137
By Winks and Nodsp. 165
Epiloguep. 175
Appendices
Other Losses in the American Campsp. 197
The ETO Medical Historyp. 210
The Provost Marsha! Reportsp. 217
The Shaef-Usfet Papersp. 219
The June 2 Discrepancy: Shaef G3 and Generals Lee and Littlejohnp. 221
Discrepancy in Number of Captives, June 2 and September 8 , 1945p. 222
The Midnight Shiftp. 224
The British Discrepancyp. 226
Escapees from French Campsp. 229
Other Glosses: How Some Critics Have Interpreted the Evidencep. 232
Notesp. 249
Archives Visited with Their Short Formsp. 308
Selected Bibliographyp. 309
Acknowledgementsp. 316
Indexp. 318
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