30 May After the Second World War, the Allies betrayed their own civilizing values – the Atlantic Charter, the Four Freedoms, and the Geneva. 9 Aug Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s. Other Losses has 68 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque. Other.
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Andreas Voigt rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Facts against Falsehood refuted Bacque’s wily misinterpretations of statistics and lossew history evidence in detail.
That lasted for about a week – as far as I can recall from our conversation. As we celebrated the victory of our virtue in public, we began to lose it in secret.
Canadian novelist, publisher and writer of historic non-fiction. Michael rated it really liked it May 31, In a Time Magazine book review, Ambrose did, however, apart from his criticisms of the book, concede that “We as Americans can’t duck the fact that terrible things happened.
No treaty has ever been signed to end oother war, which therefore continues with the occupation of Germany by US military bases. Once Bacque’s endnotes are checked, frequent misreadings of documents are easily discernible.
Bohme noted that, of the 5 million prisoners in American hands, the European Theater of Operations provost marshall recorded a total of 15, prisoner deaths.
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. Army had plenty of surplus tents which could have been issued. Certainly, if there had been a holocaust, it could never have been covered up.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Then they were issued with American I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss bacqke with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Other Losses by James Bacque
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. Other Losses states that, three years jmaes, in the ICRC formally requested documents confirming the total number of prisoners in the U. Alex Frame rated it liked it Apr 16, Brech discussed his experiences in detail, in which he witnessed the poor conditions in the camp, a large number of deaths, and the systematic starving of the prisoners.
We too like so many hapless Germans inand could be rounded up and left to starve in open collection fields without food, medical treatment or shelter.
Eisenhower’s calculations as to how 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 They are being held in a manner contrary to uames humanitarian principles and flagrantly contrary to the Hague and Geneva Conventions.
This revised edition of Other Losses presents all the relevant new material on the deaths plus new evidence of the suppression of truth by Western academics, press, and governments. No agencies were allowed to visit the camps or provide any assistance to the prisoners,  including delegates from ICRC International Committee of the Red Crosswhich was a violation of the Geneva Bscque. That the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.
Historian Rolf Steininger stated that Bacque’s claim that the failure to publish the s and s German Maschke Commission finding death figures to be a “cover up” contradicts that the entire 22 volume series was actually published in without any restrictions, to which only an oblique reference is made in an Other Losses endnote.
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The book claims that a “Missing Million” prisoners exist in the difference in totals between two U. Lists with This Book. The book claims that the U.
Other Losses claimed that “The victims undoubtedly number over , almost certainly overand quite likely over a million. In alone, two million of the 3. Bacque described his other witness, John Foster, as a camp guard “in charge of the work detail of fifty men, Germans and Americans, who did othrr all day but drag bodies loses of the camp. Overcopies have been sold in eleven countries.
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Emma Campbell rated it liked it Jul 01, 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 bacquw which we ourselves judge necessary. Refresh and try again. He had badly underestimated the number of German soldiers surrendering oother the Western Allies; more than five million, instead of the anticipated three million as German soldiers crossed the Elbe River to escape the Russians.
So 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.
I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss it with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2. James Bacque introduced the latest edition of his bookOther Losses. Army had to improvise for months in taking care of the masses of prisoners to prevent a catastrophe: As a consequence of those and other shortcomings, the book “makes charges that are demonstrably absurd.
The effect to give known facts a twist that seems dramatically new in important ways, but this is means the appearance of originality is a little deceptive.