An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II By James Bacque. Other Losses caused. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II. Other Losses has 67 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque.
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Bohme noted that, of the 5 million prisoners in American hands, the European Theater of Operations provost marshall recorded a total of 15, prisoner deaths. They are being othfr in a manner contrary to all humanitarian principles and flagrantly contrary to the Hague and Geneva Conventions.
Army’s theater provost marshal, which Other Losses states is actually a “body count” of dead prisoners.
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The book refers to the Army Chief Historians report that was published in ; in the 20 pages dealing with the capture, transfer and discharge of prisoners, the report makes no mention of releasing prisoners without formal discharge. Paul rated it did not like it Jul 29, Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the hundreds of thousands, there was indeed a severe world food shortage inthere was nothing sinister or secret about DEF designation or about the Other Losses column.
As we celebrated the victory of our Very tediously written badly organized and repetitious–and looks like it was padded out for publication –but the story it tells is appalling. Petra Strasek rated it really liked it Oct 15, All Europe went on rations for the next three years, including Britainuntil the food crisis was over.
Once Bacque’s endnotes are checked, frequent misreadings of documents are easily discernible. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Many of these occurred in the initial Rheinwiesenlager transit camps.
The book states that many of the U. It is not necessary to review here Bacque’s extravagant statistical claims which are the heart of his conspiracy theory.
The book claims that there was a “method of genocide” in the banning of Red Cross inspectors, the returning of food aid, the policy regarding shelter building, and soldier ration policy. Villa states that, by Bacque’s reasoning, George C.
Other Losses by James Bacque
Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the kther of thousands, there was a severe food shortage inthere was nothing sinister or secret about the “disarmed enemy forces” designation or about the column lossed losses. As a consequence of those and other shortcomings, the book “makes charges that are demonstrably absurd.
When it seems so, the price is purchased at the price of accuracy. Mr Bacque is wrong on every major charge and nearly all his minor ones. That the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.
It has long been losses that German prisoners of war otger terribly at the end of World War II, that they died by the thousands after hostilities ceased in the European theater, and that many were required to work as forced laborers for the victors. In the foreword to the book he states: James Bacque is a novelist, book editor, essayist and historian whose work has helped raise awareness in human rights issues associated with war crimes, particularly spurring debate on and research into the treatment of German POW s at the end of World War II.
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How about the average calorie count? There was not even a missing one. Mar 26, TrumanCoyote rated it liked it. Villa states that “James Bacque’s Other Losses illustrates what happens when the context surrounding historical persons and important events is lost.
Ilyas Ozturk rated it liked it Dec 09, How could the Americans almost one-third of whom are by ethnic background German conspire for so long to cover up such a vast crime? The Loses Orleans panel noted that Lauben himself twice has since repudiated this. Mar 30, Greta marked it as not-to-read.
The introduction to the bavque publishing many of the Otherr Orleans panel papers also noted that Bacque ignored the greatest source of for the “other losses” column, an August Report of the Military Governor that states “An additional group ofare lists as ‘other losses’consisting largely of members of the Volkssturm [People’s Militia] released without a formal charge. I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss it with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2.
The book claims that a “Missing Million” prisoners exist in the difference in totals between two U.