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Kesselring's last battle : war crimes trials and Cold War politics, 1945-1960

Author: Kerstin von Lingen
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1947 German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring was tried and convicted of war crimes committed during World War II. He was held responsible for his troops having executed nearly 9,000 Italian citizens-- women, children, elderly men-- in retaliation for partisan attacks. His conviction, however, created a real dilemma for the United States and western Europe. While some sought the harshest punishments available for  Read more...
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Lingen, Kerstin von, 1971-
Kesselring's last battle.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009
(OCoLC)657305471
Named Person: Albert Kesselring; Albert Kesselring; Albert Kesselring
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerstin von Lingen
ISBN: 9780700616411 0700616411
OCLC Number: 263605489
Notes: "Originally published in German by Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh GmbH, 2004"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the Italian stage : Albert Kesselring --
Allied politics of memory : the war crimes trials --
In search of a new British politics of memory --
The politicization of the war crimes issue --
Kesselring's release --
Conclusion : Kesselring's trial and release in the context of the rearmament debate.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Other Titles: Kesselrings letzte Schlacht.
Responsibility: Kerstin von Lingen ; translated by Alexandra Klemm.

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In 1947 German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring was tried and convicted of war crimes committed during World War II. The author's close analysis of the Kesselring case reveals how a network of  Read more...

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