Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming and Memory in World War II

Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming and Memory in World War II

by Bob Moore
     
 

Until recently, the popular image of World War II prisoners of war has been framed by tales of heroic escape or immense suffering at the hands of malevolent captors. For the vast majority, however, the reality was very different. This collection brings together new scholarship, largely based on sources from previously unavailable Eastern European or Japanese

Overview

Until recently, the popular image of World War II prisoners of war has been framed by tales of heroic escape or immense suffering at the hands of malevolent captors. For the vast majority, however, the reality was very different. This collection brings together new scholarship, largely based on sources from previously unavailable Eastern European or Japanese archives. Authors highlight a number of important comparatives. Whereas for the British and Americans held by the Germans and Japanese, the end of the war meant a swift repatriation and demobilization, for the Germans it heralded the beginning of an imprisonment that, for some, lasted until 1956. These and many more moving stories are revealed here for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845201562
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/23/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Moore is Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield and Barbara Hately-Broad is a Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield.

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