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Guests Behind the Barbed Wire : German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship
by Ruth Beaumont Cook


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Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Aliceville, Alabama, during the war, when as many as 6,000 German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1,000 military police guards set up camp and stayed for almost three years.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Aliceville, Alabama, during the war, when as many as 6,000 German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1,000 military police guards set up camp and stayed for almost three years. It discusses how the residents of Aliceville helped build, operate, and supply the camp, as well as become inextricably intertwined with camp life and the soldiers being held there. Uncovering what being treated well by the enemy meant in the lives of these POWs, this relevant and fascinating story investigates the nature of war and the principles of human dignity in the midst of America's seemingly unending war on terror, which has brought "Geneva Convention" back intocommon vocabulary along with questions about what is appropriate treatment of enemies and how future generations are affected by such treatment."


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  • ISBN-13: 9781467553926
  • ISBN-10: 1467553921
  • Publisher: Ruth Beaumont Cook
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 624
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.7 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 20th Century
Books > History > Military - World War II
Books > History > United States - State & Local - South

 
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