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Taken by force : rape and American GIs in Europe during World War II

Author: J Robert Lilly
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Taken by Force makes use of military records and trial transcripts to throw light on one of the overlooked consequences of the US Army's presence in Western Europe between 1942 and 1945: the rape of an estimated 14,000 civilian women. The study makes an important and original contribution to our understanding of sexual violence in armed conflict. Lilly speaks as often as possible through the protagonists themselves  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Robert Lilly
ISBN: 9780230506473 023050647X
OCLC Number: 137306002
Notes: "First published 2003 as: La face cachee des GI's: les viols commis par des soldats americains en France, en Angleterre et en Allemagne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Preface by Fabrice Virgili. (Paris: Editons Payot & Rivages). Subsequently published 2004 as Stupri dii guerra: le violenze commesse dai soldati Americani in Gran Bretagna, Francia e Germania 1942-1945. Preface by Massimo Zamorani. (Milano: Mursia)."
Description: xxxi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Wartime rape --
England: white women --
France: liberation, occupation and criminality --
Germany: operation plunder --
Punishment and context: wartime justice.
Responsibility: J. Robert Lilly.
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The offenders here are US soldiers from World War II - the 'greatest generation ever.' Highly readable and impeccably documented, this book focuses not only on information found in once-confidential  Read more...


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'In an era of continuing militarism, J. Robert Lilly illuminates that even noble wars have disquieting collateral consequences. By masterfully mixing probing insight with hard data, he teaches us Read more...

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