The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive

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Palgrave Macmillan, 23.02.2012 - 319 Seiten
Harrowing and redeeming, this is the history of a unique 'adoption' system. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.
 

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Inhalt

1 A Debt of Honor
1
2 A Web of Intimate Relations
33
3 Saying Goodbye
60
4 The War Turns Cold
79
5 A Long and Dark Shadow
109
6 The End of History
134
7 A Global Village
157
8 The Return of History
186
9 Of Paramount Importance
218
10 The Audacity of Hope
243
Postscript
268
Notes
273
Bibliography
298
Margraten Boys Index
309
General Index
312
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Über den Autor (2012)

PETER SCHRIJVERS Author of four other books on World War II, among them The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe during World War II and Bloody Pacific: American Soldiers at War with Japan. He teaches American and International History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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