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Confronting captivity : Britain and the United States and their POWs in Nazi Germany / Arieh J. Kochavi.

By: Kochavi, Arieh J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005Description: x, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoners of war -- Germany | Prisoners of war -- United States | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain | Prisoners of war -- Government policy -- United States | Prisoners of war -- Government policy -- Great Britain | Amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener | Britischer Kriegsgefangener | Deutschland | Prisoners of war | Prisoners of war -- Government policy | Germany | Great Britain | United States | 1939-1945DDC classification: 940.54/7243
Contents:
Whitehall and British POWs -- Years of long captivity -- Washington and American POWs -- Exchanging seriously wounded and sick POWs -- Long-term POWs kept in abeyance -- Prisoners' safety and the collapse of Germany -- Forced marches -- An Anglo-Soviet bargain -- A U.S.-Soviet package deal.
Review: "In Confronting Captivity, Arieh J. Kochavi offers a behind-the-scenes look at the conditions under which prisoners lived in Nazi camps and traces the actions the British and American governments took - and didn't take - to ensure the safety of their captured soldiers."Summary: "Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Kochavi reconstructs the conditions in POW camps while embedding his narrative and analysis in the political and diplomatic developments of the war. Concern in London and Washington about the safety of soldiers imprisoned in enemy territory was mitigated by the recognition that the Nazi leadership - in contrast to its horrific treatment of Slavic POWs, for example - tended to adhere to the Geneva Convention when it came to British and U.S. prisoners."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-363) and index.

Whitehall and British POWs -- Years of long captivity -- Washington and American POWs -- Exchanging seriously wounded and sick POWs -- Long-term POWs kept in abeyance -- Prisoners' safety and the collapse of Germany -- Forced marches -- An Anglo-Soviet bargain -- A U.S.-Soviet package deal.

"In Confronting Captivity, Arieh J. Kochavi offers a behind-the-scenes look at the conditions under which prisoners lived in Nazi camps and traces the actions the British and American governments took - and didn't take - to ensure the safety of their captured soldiers."

"Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Kochavi reconstructs the conditions in POW camps while embedding his narrative and analysis in the political and diplomatic developments of the war. Concern in London and Washington about the safety of soldiers imprisoned in enemy territory was mitigated by the recognition that the Nazi leadership - in contrast to its horrific treatment of Slavic POWs, for example - tended to adhere to the Geneva Convention when it came to British and U.S. prisoners."--Jacket.

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