The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive

The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive

by P. Schrijvers
     
 

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Harrowing and redeeming, this is the history of a unique 'adoption' system. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.

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Harrowing and redeeming, this is the history of a unique 'adoption' system. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.

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'...well-researched and draws on an extensive range of archival collections on both sides of the Atlantic. 'The Margarten Boys' is insightful in tracing the complex ways individuals, societies, and governments seek to commemorate and shape the memory of the past.' - G. Kurt Piehler, Director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230346642
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,247,958
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

PETER SCHRIJVERS is Senior Lecturer in United States history at The University of New South Wales in Sydney and the author of four books on the United States in World War II, including The Crash of Ruin,The Unknown Dead and Liberators.

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