An attempted book-length disputation of Other Losses, was published in , featuring essays by British, American and German revisionist. attention or excited so much anger as James Bacque's "Other Losses. Prima Publishing of California intends to publish the book in May. Historian Fr Peter Damian-Grint offers a different perspective on that work. James Bacque's book Other Losses caused a scandal when it was first.
Historian Fr Peter Damian-Grint offers a different perspective on that work. Bacque alleges that General Eisenhower intentionally caused the deaths by starvation or exposure of around a million German prisoners of war held in Western internment camps briefly after the Second World War.
The texts of interviews of people involved in looking after German prisoners are actually falsified.
There is no doubt that the millions of disarmed German soldiers were kept in primitive conditions by the Americans. This is how Pope Benedict recalls his experience as a prisoner of the Americans after being arrested in May The magnitude of these numbers apparently taxed the abilities of the Americans themselves.
Until the end of our captivity, we slept outdoors. The food shortages have been investigated in detail by historians. The point has been made that the Americans greatly underestimated the number of disarmed German troops they would have to feed and house about two million of them fled west to avoid being taken prisoner by the Russiansin addition to the millions of displaced persons they were also responsible for.
Ike and the Disappearing Atrocities
There were significant food shortages in Europe after World War II; even in Britain, rationing of some foods was made stricter after and bread was rationed from to ; food rationing did not end in Britain until It is not news that German prisoners of war suffered greatly at the end of World War II and that thousands of them died, and that many were required to work as forced labourers. The Maschke Commission also found cases of ill-treatment of German prisoners by Allied troops; this, again, is not contested by serious historians.
But there is no evidence for the conspiracy that Bacque claims, or for the figures that he proposes; what he has written is essentially a work of historical fiction. This is how Pope Benedict recalls his experience as a prisoner of the Americans after being arrested in May … for a few days we lay about in an open field at the military airport of Bad Aibling, until we were shipped off to an area of enormous farmlands near Ulm, where about fifty thousand prisoners had been brought.
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