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Nazi POWs in the Tar Heel State

Author: Robert D Billinger, Jr.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"North Carolina had a unique relationship with prisoners of World War II. The first German soldiers captured by American forces, U-boat men, were interned at Fort Bragg. Camp Butner was used to house POWs who claimed to be nationals of Allied states." "Using interviews with former prisoners and their guards, Red Cross and U.S. military reports, German-language camp newspapers, local print media, letters, memoirs,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Billinger, Jr.
ISBN: 9780813032245 0813032245
OCLC Number: 173182683
Description: xviii, 246 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The German visitors: an introduction --
POW camps in the Tar Heel State: an introduction --
The Afrika Korps comes to Monroe --
North Carolina's two base camps: Fort Bragg and Camp Butner --
Branch camps --
Uncle Sam's willing and unwilling workers --
Escapes --
Reorientation programs at Camp Butner, Camp Mackall, and Fort Bragg --
Winding down: late-war and postwar reactions --
It's not over till it's over: memories of France and England --
Graves and memories --
Appendix: The Jakob Fischer case.
Other Titles: Nazi prisoners of war in the Tar Heel State
Responsibility: Robert D. Billinger Jr.
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More than 10,000 German prisoners of war were interned in eighteen camps in North Carolina during World War II. Yet apart from the guards, civilian workers, and FBI and local police who tracked  Read more...

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