An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II By James Bacque. Other Losses caused. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II. Other Losses has 67 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque.
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Canada V5T 1A6 Phone: Bacqje the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either. Views Read Edit View history. The evidence appears pretty solid, and it is well known in Germany at least – I heard about it when I lived there from ”82 that the population level of Germans dropped by about 3 million between ”48 for unaccountable reasons.
Often during my talk with Mr Bacque I reminded him that my memory has deteriorated badly during the 40 odd years since Mar 30, Greta marked it as not-to-read. And they happened at the end of a war we fought for decency and freedom, and they are not excusable. The New Orleans panel’s book introduction concluded “[t]hat Bacque is wrong on nearly every major and nearly all his minor charges seem to us to be overwhelmingly obvious.
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He said, “The silence about this atrocity has pained me for forty-five years and I’m deeply grateful that James Bacque’s ‘Other Losses’ has, at last, brought the truth to light.
All Europe went on rations for the next three years, including Britainuntil the food crisis was over. How could the bodies disappear without one soldier’s coming forward in nearly fifty years to relieve his conscience?
He confirmed that what Baque revealed was already well known among German veterans. Overmans also states that, did they as Bacque claims, flee to the American Rheinwiesenlager camps, they could have easily had contact othe their relatives and that it is “quite inconceivable that these prisoners would not have been reported as missing by their relatives.
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jame The first edition of this controversial book caused an international scandal by claiming that almost one million German prisoners of war had died of starvation in American and French death camps after World War II. Displayed are the covers for some of the foreign editions.
This is the key point of Bacque’s book. Then they were issued with American uniforms and military equipment.
That a victor was able to hide and still continues to deny the savage treatment of German soldiers and civilians losxes winning WWII is a horrendous example of too much power placed into the hands of willful and devious men. The book cites orders from Eisenhower which stipulated that the Germans would be solely responsible for feeding and maintaining the DEFs, however, he then prevented any aid from reaching them.
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One method was to accuse the Russians of taking far more prisoners than they reported. Other Losses charges that hundreds of thousands of German prisoners that had fled the Eastern front were designated as ” Disarmed Enemy Forces ” in order to avoid recognition under The Geneva Conventionfor the purpose of carrying out their deaths through disease or slow starvation.
Other Losses cites documents in the U. But he also revealed something else that should be investigated further.
Bohme noted otheer, of the 5 million prisoners in American hands, the European Theater of Operations provost marshall recorded a total of 15, prisoner deaths. Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the hundreds of thousands, there was indeed a severe world food shortage inthere was nothing sinister or secret about DEF kther or about the Other Losses column.
Click here to subscribe to our monthly Talonbooks newsletter! Paperbackpages. Regarding prisoners in French custody, historian Rudiger Overmans states that, while the total number of prisoners dying in French custody might have exceeded the official statistic of 21, no evidence exists that it was hundreds of thousands of deaths higher than that figure, as Bacque claims. Return to Book Jamez. Read this amazing book! The book states that many of the U.
Eisenhower’s calculations as to bacue many people he would be required to feed in occupied Germany in were too low and he had been asking for more food shipments since February Julian rated it really liked it Dec 25, Regarding the impossibility of a conspiracy on the scale purported by Bacque, Villa states that “[i]n truth, had Eisenhower committed the crimes Bacque alleges, someone surely would have gossiped, ratted, leaked, or even just hinted.
Bqcque too with German civilians—about 13 million altogether crossing the Elbe to escape the Russians, and the number of slave laborers and displaced persons liberated was almost 8 million instead of the 5 million expected.
Other Losses by James Bacque
This extensively-footnoted work lays out a frightening scenario for the future. How about the average calorie count? The title of ” Other Losses ” derives from the heading of a column in weekly reports of the U. Jueri rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Brech discussed his experiences in detail, in which he witnessed the poor conditions in the toher, a large number of deaths, and the systematic starving of the prisoners.
Bacque, one understands, wants a villain in the piece. He said, “Our responsibility for the proper use of relief supplies placed in our care is incompatible with a restriction to the fulfilment of orders which render us powerless to furnish relief which we ourselves judge bacquee.
Zone and was eventually told that olsses. Bischoff stated that, even in Bacque’s later released American edition, “Bacque refuses to address the overwhelming evidence that there had been a great shortage of food in central Europe, beyond admitting that there was a food crisis in Germany in ” and “but again he turns the evidence on its head when he charges that ‘Allied food policy [no longer does he heap the blame on the Americas alone, as in his Canadian edition] deliberately hampered the Germans loswes attempting to feed themselves.
Not even Field Marshal Montgomery. Because of such sad events, Lt.