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Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during WWII

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Sociologist and criminologist Professor Bob Lilly makes unprecedented 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 in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. By focusing on a group of men - the 'greatest ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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No nation wants to look at it's ugly past. Especially from WWII. Stephen Ambrose has made the entire world put on pink coloured glasses and has had us all accept his version of events and that the GIs were the greatest generation, undisputed heroes. And who doesn't enjoy his books? His view? Stephen Spielberg's and Thom Hanks' views? But there is an ugly "underbelly" to Stephen Ambrose's glorified view of the war. We can not deny it or we will be no better than the revisionists that claim that ...more
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James Robert Lilly is Regents Professor of Sociology/Criminology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University.