The Foreign Burial of American War Dead: A History

The Foreign Burial of American War Dead: A History

by Chris Dickon
     
 

Normandy, Flanders Field and other overseas cemeteries of the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) are well known. However, lesser-known burial sites of American war dead exist all over the world—in Australia and across the Pacific Rim, in Canada and Mexico, Libya and Spain, most of Europe and as far north as the Russian Arctic. This is the history of

Overview

Normandy, Flanders Field and other overseas cemeteries of the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) are well known. However, lesser-known burial sites of American war dead exist all over the world—in Australia and across the Pacific Rim, in Canada and Mexico, Libya and Spain, most of Europe and as far north as the Russian Arctic. This is the history of American soldiers buried abroad since the American Revolution. It traces the evolution of American attitudes and practices about war dead and provides the names and locations of those still buried abroad in non-ABMC locations.

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This work compiles names and locations of Americans who died in wars on foreign soil who are buried in locations which are outside of the system of the American Battle Monument Commission...the book traces the evolution of American attitudes and practices regarding its war dead
Reference & Research Book News
This work compiles names and locations of Americans who died in wars on foreign soil who are buried in locations which are outside of the system of the American Battle Monument Commission...the book traces the evolution of American attitudes and practices regarding its war dead

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786446124
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Writer Chris Dickon is an Emmy-winning former public broadcasting producer, reporter and writer. He has published several books on lesser-known aspects of American history. He lives in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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