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The deserters : a hidden history of World War II

Autor Charles Glass
Vydavatel: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
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An historical account of the view of deserters during World War II, this story deals with ordinary men under pressure to accomplish enormous and paradoxical expectations imposed on them. It is a history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines. This book offers a new perspective on the Second World War, delving deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to  Read more...
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Žánr/forma: History
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Charles Glass
ISBN: 9781594204289 1594204284 9781101617816 1101617810
OCLC číslo: 818953817
Popis: xx, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Obsahy: Of boys to soldiers --
Of soldiers to deserters --
Military justice.
Odpovědnost: Charles Glass.

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An historical account of the view of deserters during World War II, this story deals with ordinary men under pressure to accomplish enormous and paradoxical expectations imposed on them. It is a history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines. This book offers a new perspective on the Second World War, delving deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surprisingly, deserters weren't looked on as cowards by their comrades, but rather as a normal part of wartime behavior. A soldier could fight bravely, but in a year's time become exhausted and disillusioned, causing desertion. It discards the notion of a flawless military and the dignity of conflict.

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