Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by One of the historians who supports Bacque’s work is Colonel Ernest F. Fisher. Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II.
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One turns from them feeling only embarrassment for the author who naively grounds his thesis upon them. And they happened at the end of a war we fought for decency and freedom, and they are not excusable. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
How about the average calorie count? Return to Book Page. He confirmed that what Baque revealed was already well known among German veterans.
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Other Losses states that Eisenhower sought to othr the requirements of the Geneva Convention through the designation of these prisoners as Disarmed Enemy Forces DEFspecifically stating that “in March, as Germany was being cracked And to think that it might al be true Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
For the most part, Bacque’s book is not very original at all. The evidence appears pretty solid, and it is well known in Germany at least – I heard about abcque when I lived there from ”82 that the population level of Germans dropped by about 3 million between ”48 for unaccountable reasons.
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National Archives and interviews with people who stated they witnessed the events. The historian Niall Ferguson claims a significantly lower death rate of 0. Jan 20, Eric rated it liked it. Preview — Other Losses by James Bacque. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Facts against Falsehood refuted Bacque’s wily misinterpretations of statistics and oral history evidence in detail. It seemed to lsoses that, after accounting for transfers and discharges, there was nothing left to make up the grand total except deaths and escapes. InBacque visited the newly-opened KGB archives where he discovered more evidence to support his claim.
An interesting look into American treatment of German solders after WW2. Bacque revealed that as a result of the policies of the Western Allies, some 1, It has long been known that German prisoners of war suffered terribly at the end of World War II, that they died by the thousands after hostilities ceased in the European oyher, and that many were required to work as forced laborers for the victors.
Gleb Kosieck rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Numerous reviews of the book written by the top talent in the military history profession such as John Keegan and Russel Weigley were persuaded by the findings of lossws book. Surprises are nonstop, beginning with a damning introduction by respected military historian Ernest F.
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The New Orleans panel’s book introduction concluded “[t]hat Bacque is wrong on nearly every major and nearly all his minor charges seem to us to be overwhelmingly obvious. It is not necessary to review here Bacque’s extravagant statistical claims which are the heart of his conspiracy theory. Something worth looking at in conjunction to this is the death of general Patton and his views on the post-war occupation policy in Germany.
Very tediously written badly organized and repetitious–and looks like it was padded out for publication –but the story it tells is appalling. If so, then it needs to be exposed for what it was, and for what it is. Showing of 35 reviews.
It’s all a Jewish conspiracy, right, and the Holocaust never existed. Army had plenty of surplus tents which could have been issued. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Army was providing to the civilian population. See and discover other items: Ambrose noted that Bacque is a Canadian novelist with no previous historical research or writing experience. That the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.
Other Losses is still available in German as Der geplante Tod: