The unknown dead : civilians in the Battle of the Bulge / Peter Schrijvers.
By: Schrijvers, Peter.Material type: TextPublisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005Description: xviii, 430 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813123526 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780813123523 (hardcover : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Wreed als ijs. English Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Belgium | World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Luxembourg | Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Belgian | Civilian war casualties -- Belgium | Civilian war casualties -- LuxembourgAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Unknown dead.DDC classification: 940.53/161/0949348 LOC classification: D797.B4 | S3713 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The northern shoulder -- The Peiper breakthrough -- Closing in on St. Vith -- The race for Bastogne -- The Houffalize corridor -- The southern shoulder -- The fall of St. Vith -- The siege of Bastogne -- Between the Salm and the Ourthe -- Between the Ourthe and the Meuse -- Counterattack from the south -- Lifting the siege of Bastogne -- Eliminating the bulge.
Translated from the Dutch.
Traditional histories of the hard-fought Battle of the Bulge routinely include detailed lists of the casualties suffered by American, British, and German troops. Lacking in most accounts, however, are references to the civilians in Belgium and Luxembourg who lost their lives in the same battle. Yet the most reliable current estimates calculate the number of civilians who perished in the Ardennes in six weeks of fighting at approximately three thousand. The Unknown Dead tells the story of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war. Historian Peter Schrijvers, a native Belgian, describes the war crimes committed by German military units on the front lines and by Nazi security services behind the battle lines, as well as the 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. --From publisher's description.