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Massacre at Oradour, France, 1944 : coming to grips with terror

Author: Jean-Jacques Fouché; David Sices; James B Atkinson
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Near the end of World War II, four days after Allied armies landed at Normandy, a unit of Waffen SS troops en route to the front surrounded the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane and, without warning, systematically massacred its citizens. The Nazi soldiers herded women and children into the village church, machined-gunned them, and set the church on fire while some were still alive. The men were taken to barns in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Fouché; David Sices; James B Atkinson
ISBN: 0875806015 9780875806013
OCLC Number: 56010992
Description: xvii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: What is known about the massacre? --
The war culture of the Waffen SS --
The SS Das Reich division in France --
A hot spot: the Massif Central --
Was Oradour just an ordinary village? --
Account of the massacre --
The victims --
Conflicting accounts --
Souviens-Toi --
remember.
Other Titles: Oradour.
Responsibility: Jean-Jacques Fouché ; translated by David Sices and James B. Atkinson ; introduction by Jay Winter.
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Near the end of World War II, four days after Allied armies landed at Normandy, a unit of Waffen SS en route to the front surrounded the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane and, without warning,  Read more...

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"Fundamentally excellent history, with an unusual style and a mastery of telling detail. Fouche's work carries a sense of immediacy, of real people struggling with fateful events." -- Harvey Smith, Read more...

 
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