Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village by Allen V. Koop, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village

Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village

by Allen V. Koop
     
 

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Stark Decency is a window into the events of two vastly different worlds: German combat veterans captured in North Africa and Normandy, and the small New Hampshire logging town which found itself hosting the prison camp. Each side was forced to confront its prejudices and fears, and examine the merits and flaws of its ideology. Then, an astonishing thing

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Stark Decency is a window into the events of two vastly different worlds: German combat veterans captured in North Africa and Normandy, and the small New Hampshire logging town which found itself hosting the prison camp. Each side was forced to confront its prejudices and fears, and examine the merits and flaws of its ideology. Then, an astonishing thing happened: in their rural isolation, sharing harsh weather conditions and the pinch of wartime rationing, friendships began to develop. Prisoners and their guards sometimes even worked together to meet the daily pulpwood quotas, and little handmade gifts to the local villagers cemented friendships that continue to this day.

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“A well-written book, that is highly recommended, not only for New Hampshire history buffs, but for anyone interested in seeing how the most terrible of times managed to bring out the best in the human spirit.”—New Hampshire Sunday News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611681000
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
09/26/2000
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
919,291
File size:
2 MB

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