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Battle of the Bulge

The Unknown Dead, Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge (Book)

Publisher:

The University Press Kentucky

Year of publication:

2005

Language:

English

ISBN:

0813123526

Price:

26,14 €uro

Order the book at:

http://www.Amazon.fr

# of pages:

464

# of photos

24

# of maps

6

Summary:

The Unknown Dead tells the story of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war. Renowned historian Peter Schrijvers, a native Belgian, describes the horrific war crimes committed by German military units on the front lines and by Nazi security services behind the battle lines, as well as the devastating effects of Allied responses to the enemy threat, including massive bombings of small towns. Schrijvers also examines postwar concerns such as reconstruction, the formidable problem of abandoned land mines and explosives, and the occasionally emotional nature of relations between civilians and veterans.

Based on recently discovered sources including numerous personal testimonies, municipal and parish records, and findings of the Belgian War Crimes Commission, The Unknown Dead vividly recounts the experiences of innocents in the chaos of battle.