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The Unknown Dead : Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

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The Unknown Dead : Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge
Title
The Unknown Dead
Title remainder
Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traditional histories of the hard-fought Battle of the Bulge routinely include detailed lists of the casualties suffered by American, British, and German troops. Conspicuously 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. In gruesome detail, The Unknown Dead tells the story of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war. Renowned historian Peter Schrijvers, a native Belgian, describes the horrific war crimes committed by German military units on the front lines and by Nazi security services behind the battle lines, as well as the devastating 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, The Unknown Dead vividly recounts the experiences of innocents in the chaos of battle
Dewey number
940.531610949348
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Civilian war casualties
  • Civilian war casualties
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The Unknown Dead : Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge
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ocn748215299
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1 online resource (464)
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online
Isbn
9781283233033
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Oxford University Press
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(OCoLC)748215299
Label
The Unknown Dead : Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
ocn748215299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (464)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283233033
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748215299

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