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Confronting Captivity : Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

By: Kochavi, Arieh J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (393 p.).ISBN: 9780807876404.Subject(s): Prisoners of war | World War, 1939-1945Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Confronting Captivity : Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi GermanyDDC classification: 940.547243 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I. FACING THE CHALLENGE; 1. Whitehall and British POWs; 2. Years of Long Captivity; 3. Washington and American POWs; PART II. REPATRIATION; 4. Exchanging Seriously Wounded and Sick POWs; 5. Long-Term pows Kept in Abeyance; PART III. THE FINAL STAGE OF THE WAR; 6. Prisoners' Safety and the Collapse of Germany; 7. Forced Marches; PART IV. LIBERATED BY THE SOVIETS; 8. An Anglo-Soviet Bargain; 9. A U.S.-Soviet Package Deal; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: How was it possible that almost all of the nearly 300,000 British and American troops who fell into German hands during World War II survived captivity in German POW camps and returned home almost as soon as the war ended? In Confronting Captivity, Arieh J. Kochavi offers a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions 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. Concern in London and Washington about the safety of these POWs was mitigated by the recognition that the Nazi leade
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I. FACING THE CHALLENGE; 1. Whitehall and British POWs; 2. Years of Long Captivity; 3. Washington and American POWs; PART II. REPATRIATION; 4. Exchanging Seriously Wounded and Sick POWs; 5. Long-Term pows Kept in Abeyance; PART III. THE FINAL STAGE OF THE WAR; 6. Prisoners' Safety and the Collapse of Germany; 7. Forced Marches; PART IV. LIBERATED BY THE SOVIETS; 8. An Anglo-Soviet Bargain; 9. A U.S.-Soviet Package Deal; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

How was it possible that almost all of the nearly 300,000 British and American troops who fell into German hands during World War II survived captivity in German POW camps and returned home almost as soon as the war ended? In Confronting Captivity, Arieh J. Kochavi offers a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions 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. Concern in London and Washington about the safety of these POWs was mitigated by the recognition that the Nazi leade

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Kochavi (Univ. of Haifa) evaluates British and US policies for protecting their POWs in Nazi captivity. Employing extensive documentation from the Public Record Office, Kew, and the US National Archives, he recounts Western Allied negotiations with the Germans through Swiss mediation over such issues as the manacling of POWs and the exchange of sick and wounded. These contacts gave British and US officials confidence that Germany intended to adhere to most Geneva Convention principles, and that atrocities perpetrated against their troops primarily comprised isolated cases, not general policy. The place of Anglo-Americans in the Nazi "racial" hierarchy spared them the Soviets' fate, as the Nazis extended the principle of reciprocity even to US and British Jews. Apart from a lone illustration, Kochavi ignores the Berga camp, however, where Americans, among them 80 Jews, were deployed under conditions redolent of a concentration camp. Protracted negotiations with the Soviets for the repatriation of prisoners liberated in Eastern Europe, he shows, anticipated the Cold War. This study revises John Nichol and Tony Rennell's The Last Escape (2003) and complements Vasilis Vourkoutiotis's Prisoners of War and the German High Command (2003). ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and up. J. R. White University of Maryland University College

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