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By Brian K. Feltman

ISBN-10: 1469619938

ISBN-13: 9781469619934

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ISBN-13: 9781469633510

nearly nine million infantrymen fell into enemy fingers from 1914 to 1918, yet historians have only in the near past all started to acknowledge the prisoner of war's value to the heritage of the nice warfare. reading the reports of the nearly 130,000 German prisoners held within the uk in the course of international warfare I, historian Brian okay. Feltman brings wartime captivity again into concentration.

Many German males of the good battle outlined themselves and their manhood via their safety of the native land. they generally appeared down on captured infantrymen as capability deserters or cowards--and after they themselves fell into enemy arms, they have been pressured to deal with the stigma of hand over. This publication examines the legacies of hand over and exhibits that the will to fix their photo as honorable males led many former prisoners towards an alliance with Hitler and Nazism after 1933. by means of drawing consciousness to the disgrace of captivity, this e-book does greater than simply deepen our realizing of German infantrymen' time in British fingers. It illustrates the ways in which well known notions of manhood affected infantrymen' adventure of captivity, and it sheds new mild on perceptions of what it potential to be a guy at war.

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