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What soldiers do : sex and the American GI in World War II France

Author: Mary Louise Roberts
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? If you're the US Army in 1944, one of your approaches is dangling the lure of beautiful French women, ready to reward their liberators in oh so many ways. Roberts tells the troubling story of how the US military command exploited the myth of French women as sexually experienced and available. The resulting sexual predation,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise Roberts
ISBN: 9780226923093 0226923096 9780226923116 0226923118 0226923126 9780226923123
OCLC Number: 808010115
Description: xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Romance --
Soldier, liberator, tourist --
The myth of the manly GI --
Masters in their house --
Prostitution --
Amerilots and harlots --
The silver foxhole --
Dangerous indiscretions --
Rape --
The innocent suffer --
Black terror on the bocage --
Conclusion: two victory days.
Responsibility: Mary Louise Roberts.

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