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yazik.info: Other Losses: The Shocking Truth Behind the Mass Deaths of Disarmed Under General Eisenhower's Command (): James Bacque: Books. Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. Nov 12, Author: Bacque James Title: Other Losses The Shocking Truth Behind the Mass Link download: yazik.info Other Losses is a book by Canadian writer James Bacque, in which Bacque alleges that the rotten dot com archive as html; ^ Note: the file was originally available for download from the United States Department of Justice homepage.
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Army sent the trains back, saying their own warehouses were full. He said, "Our responsibility for the proper use of relief supplies placed in our care is incompatible with a restriction to the fulfilment of orders which render us powerless to furnish relief which we ourselves judge necessary. Army warehouses had Ambrose noted that Bacque is a Canadian novelist with no previous historical research or writing experience.
His introduction concludes that "Other Losses is seriously—nay, spectacularly—flawed in its most fundamental aspects. The historians conclude that, among its many problems, Other Losses:  misuses documents ignores contrary evidence employs a statistical methodology that is hopelessly compromised made no attempt to see the evidence he has gathered in relation to the broader situation made no attempt to perform any comparative context puts words into the mouths of the subjects of his oral history ignores a readily available and absolutely critical source that decisively dealt with his central accusation As a consequence of those and other shortcomings, the book "makes charges that are demonstrably absurd.
Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the hundreds of thousands, there was a severe food shortage in , there was nothing sinister or secret about the "disarmed enemy forces" designation or about the column "other losses.
Eisenhower's calculations as to how many people he would be required to feed in occupied Germany in were too low and he had been asking for more food shipments since February He had badly underestimated the number of German soldiers surrendering to the Western Allies; more than five million, instead of the anticipated three million as German soldiers crossed the Elbe River to escape the Russians.
So too with German civilians—about 13 million altogether crossing the Elbe to escape the Russians, and the number of slave laborers and displaced persons liberated was almost 8 million instead of the 5 million expected. In short, Eisenhower faced shortages even before he learned that there were at least 17 million more people to feed in Germany than he had expected not to mention all of the other countries in war-ravaged Europe, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan.
Other Losses by James Bacque
All Europe went on rations for the next three years, including Britain , until the food crisis was over. The eight scholars who gathered in New Orleans and contributed to Eisenhower and the German POWs: Facts against Falsehood refuted Bacque's wily misinterpretations of statistics and oral history evidence in detail. Numerous reviews of the book written by the top talent in the military history profession such as John Keegan and Russel Weigley were persuaded by the findings of the book.
These findings have since been further solidified by detailed case studies on individual American POW camps in Germany hastily built at the end of the warlike Christof Strauss's exhaustive Heidelberg dissertation on the POW and internment in the Heilbronn camp.
James Bacque - Other Losses: Death of Millions of German Prisoners After World War II
The mountain of evidence has been building that Bacque's charge of the "missing million" supposedly perishing in the American and French POW camps in Germany and France is based on completely faulty interpretation of statistical data.
Army and suffered egregiously in these camps in the first weeks after the end of the war. That the chaos of the war's end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.
No question about it, there were individual American camp guards who took revenge on German POWs based on their hatred of the Nazis. To sum up: Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the hundreds of thousands, there was indeed a severe world food shortage in , there was nothing sinister or secret about DEF designation or about the Other Losses column. The effect to give known facts a twist that seems dramatically new in important ways, but this is means the appearance of originality is a little deceptive.
For the most part, Bacque's book is not very original at all. When it seems so, the price is downloadd at the price of accuracy.
It has long been known that German prisoners of war suffered terribly at the end of World War II, that they died by the thousands after hostilities ceased in the European theater, and that many were required to work as forced laborers for the victors. How could the bodies disappear without one soldier's coming forward in nearly fifty years to relieve his conscience? How could the Americans almost one-third of whom are by ethnic background German conspire for so long to cover up such a vast crime?
And they happened at the end of a war we fought for decency and freedom, and they are not excusable. There was not even a missing one. Army's theater provost marshal, which Other Losses states is actually a "body count" of dead prisoners.
Postwar Soviet POW evidence was discredited when the KGB opened its archives in the s and an additional , German soldiers and 93, civilians, previously recorded as missing, were found to be listed as dying in the Soviet camps. Overmans also states that, did they as Bacque claims, flee to the American Rheinwiesenlager camps, they could have easily had contact with their relatives and that it is "quite inconceivable that these prisoners would not have been reported as missing by their relatives.
So much for Bacque's careful use of sources.
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Yet despite the widespread construction work carried out after the war, not a single one of these legions of dead was found. Marshall , who gave SHAEF as much or more attention to detail than did Eisenhower, would be similarly guilty, perhaps more so under his reasoning, though "Bacque" who cares little for exploring the context, does not even raise the question. Although in his vast indictment, Bacque has included virtually Eisenhower's entire staff, all the doctors and personnel running the camps, the press who failed to uncover the monstrous crime and a whole generation of knowing but silent Germans, he has included not a single Briton.
Bacque, one understands, wants a villain in the piece. A complicated modern military bureaucracy such as SHAEF, is a tedious subject to study, unlikely to yield the insidious conspiracy apparently sought by this ex-publisher.
None did. Not even Field Marshal Montgomery.
Certainly, if there had been a holocaust, it could never have been covered up. Examining the situation as of May 8, , when his murderous policy is said to have gone into full gear, no responsible historian could ignore the many limitations on Eisenhower's authority that made it impossible for him to carry out an independent policy in Germany. One turns from them feeling only embarrassment for the author who naively grounds his thesis upon them.
Prisoners were beaten and neglected, an indeterminate number were killed by angry guards. Food supplies and medical care were inadequate in numbers of camps, Red Cross aid was frequently directed to civilians rather than the German soldiers, and American soldiers were often indifferent to the sufferings of the Germans. And if deliberate then where did the policy originate? This recent edition adds little new to this part of the controversy.
The new testimony added by former soldiers speaks to individual incidents they witnessed or to protests that they made and believed went unheeded. They doubted his contention that Eisenhower nursed a personal abiding hatred of the Germans, or that he dared to ignore orders from President Harry S.
Truman and his military superiors, and not only continued to orchestrate atrocities but also persuaded all of those who had to know the details to keep quiet and hide the evidence. Subsequent biographies of Eisenhower and books on the occupation have dismissed these charges as unsupported by any cohesive body of evidence. In all, nine scholars who contributed to this conference delivered a hefty judgment that Bacque had made charges that the evidence does not sustain.
Army, the U. Those who enjoy a good brouhaha may enjoy this, but since the basic text of the book remains the same as that of the publication, none of this sheds any substantial, additional light on the historical events in question. The material on the Soviet treatment of German prisoners is interesting, but does not change anything in the ongoing controversy.
Second, each scholar and any general reader with a strong interest in the American role in the postwar occupation of Germany should read the book very carefully.
The sections concerning the charges that Eisenhower directed a conspiratorial campaign of mass murder exceed the evidence Bacque offers and the rhetoric extends to sensationalism.And they happened at the end of a war we fought for decency and freedom, and they are not excusable.
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Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, piecing together the evidence we uncovered.