Men in German Uniform : POWs in America during World War IIMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandLegacies of war: Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (195 p.)ISBN: 9781572337428Subject(s): Germans - United States - History - 20th century | Germans --United States --History --20th century | Prisoners of war - Germany - History - 20th century | Prisoners of war - United States - History - 20th century | Prisoners of war --Germany --History --20th century | Prisoners of war --United States --History --20th century | Soldiers - Germany - History - 20th century | Soldiers --Germany --History --20th century | World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - United States | World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, American | World War, 1939-1945 - United States | World War, 1939-1945 --Concentration camps --United States | World War, 1939-1945 --Prisoners and prisons, American | World War, 1939-1945 --United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Men in German Uniform : POWs in America during World War IIDDC classification: 940.54/727308931 | 940.54727308 LOC classification: D805.U5 | T466 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Housing the Enemy: Prisoner of War Administration and Camp Construction; 2. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? From Recruitment in the Third Reich to Incarceration in the United States; 3. Igniting the Powder Keg: Nazi Influence within the Camps and the Last Acts of Defiance among POWs; 4. Love Thy Enemy: Coddling, Segregating, and Fraternizing with German POWs; 5. The Devil Is in the Details: German POW Labor and the AmericanHome Front; 6. Idle Hands: Recreation and Intellectual Diversion behind Barbed Wire
7. Exorcising the Beast: The Reeducation of German POWs in the United States8. Leaving a Place Called Amerika; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Examining the largest prisoner-of-war handling operation in U.S. history, this book offers a meticulous account of the myriad problems-as well as the impressive successes-that came with housing 371,000 German POWs on American soil during World War II. Antonio Thompson draws on extensive archival research to probe the various ways in which the U.S. government strove to comply with the Geneva Convention's mandate that enemy prisoners be moved from the war zone and given food, shelter, and clothing equal to that provided for American soldiers.While the prisoners became a ready sou
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Antonio Thompson is an assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University and the author of German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, 1942-1946. He has also taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.