The Resource Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood, edited by Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose

Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood, edited by Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose

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Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood
Title
Eisenhower and the German POWs
Title remainder
facts against falsehood
Statement of responsibility
edited by Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1989, a Canadian publisher released a book that has since become the subject of enormous international controversy. James Bacque's Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners of War at the Hands of the French and Americans After World War II asserts that General Dwight D. Eisenhower, as head of the American occupation of Germany in 1945, deliberately starved to death German prisoners of war in staggering numbers. Bacque charges that quite likely up to a million prisoners died, their deaths knowingly caused by army officers who had sufficient resources to keep them alive. In 1990, the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans sponsored an international conference to examine Bacque's allegations. Participants included the six historians whose essays, along with those of Stephen E. Ambrose and Gunter Bischof, make up this volume, which systematically dismantles Bacque's argument. Eisenhower and the German POWs demonstrates numerous glaring errors in Bacque's research and conclusions. The authors show that Bacque misinterpreted documents accounting for the disposition of German POWs; neglected important evidence to the contrary of his theories; failed to take account of the acute disruption of Europe's economy and distribution networks; and ignored the competing needs of millions of refugees, displaced persons, and hungry civilians, as well as the deployment of Allied resources to the Pacific, where the war continued unabated. In addition to exposing Bacque's flawed methodology and illogical conclusions, these essays offer an extremely detailed and broad-ranging examination of European conditions immediately after the cessation of hostilities and of the difficult business of administering the newborn peace and the millions of newly disarmed military personnel
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DLC
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.U5
LC item number
E35 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eisenhower Center (University of New Orleans)
  • Bischof, Günter
  • Ambrose, Stephen E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D
  • Bacque, James
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Deutscher Kriegsgefangener
  • USA
Label
Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood, edited by Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers presented at a symposium held Nov. 1990 at the Eisenhower Center, University of New Orleans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-249) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Eisenhower and the Germans / Stephen E. Ambrose -- The diplomatic and political context of the POW camps tragedy / Brian Loring Villa -- A question of numbers / Albert E. Cowdrey -- Food shortages in Germany and Europe, 1945-1948 / James F. Tent -- German historiography, the war losses, and the prisoners of war / Rüdiger Overmans -- Some reflections on the Maschke Commission / Rolf Steininger -- A British variety of pseudohistory / Thomas M. Barker -- Bacqaue and historical evidence / Günter Bischof
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780807117583
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92003908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25282523
  • (OCoLC)ocm25282523
Label
Eisenhower and the German POWs : facts against falsehood, edited by Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication
Note
Papers presented at a symposium held Nov. 1990 at the Eisenhower Center, University of New Orleans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eisenhower and the Germans / Stephen E. Ambrose -- The diplomatic and political context of the POW camps tragedy / Brian Loring Villa -- A question of numbers / Albert E. Cowdrey -- Food shortages in Germany and Europe, 1945-1948 / James F. Tent -- German historiography, the war losses, and the prisoners of war / Rüdiger Overmans -- Some reflections on the Maschke Commission / Rolf Steininger -- A British variety of pseudohistory / Thomas M. Barker -- Bacqaue and historical evidence / Günter Bischof
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780807117583
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92003908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25282523
  • (OCoLC)ocm25282523

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