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The rape of Belgium : the untold story of World War I / Larry Zuckerman.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D615 .Z83 2004

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    Publisher description: In August 1914, the German Army invaded the neutral nation of Belgium, violating a treaty that the German chancellor dismissed as a "scrap of paper." The invaders terrorized the Belgians, shooting thousands of civilians and looting and burning scores of towns, including Louvain, which housed the country's preeminent university. The Rape of Belgium recalls the bloodshed and destruction of the 1914 invasion, and the outrage it inspired abroad. Yet Larry Zuckerman does not stop there, and takes us on a harrowing journey over the next fifty months, vividly documenting Germany's occupation of Belgium. The occupiers plundered the country, looting its rich supply of natural resources; deporting Belgians en masse to Germany and northern France as forced laborers; and jailing thousands on contrived charges, including the failure to inform on family or neighbors. Despite the duration of the siege and the destruction left in its wake, in considering Belgium, neither the Allies nor the history books focused on the occupation, and instead cast their attention almost wholly on the invasion. Featuring extensive archival research, including previously untapped Belgian government archives, The Rape of Belgium draws on a little-known story to remind us about the horrors of war. Further, Zuckerman shows why the Allies refrained from punishing the Germans for the occupation and controversially suggests that had the victors followed through, European history might have taken a very different course over the next several decades.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Zuckerman, Larry.
    Published
    New York : New York University Press, c2004
    Locale
    Belgium
    Contents
    1. Your neighbor's roof
    2. Marching through Hell
    3. The ghost of 1870
    4. Belgium does not ask for pity
    5. A vague and misty unreality
    6. This poisoned atmosphere
    7. At least they only frown your women
    8. Hell's premises
    9. Taking note of these things
    10. Mort pour la patrie
    11. Like a thief in the night
    12. It is impossible that we will be abandoned
    13. A trifle
    14. A popular delusion.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-328) and index.
    1. Your neighbor's roof -- 2. Marching through Hell -- 3. The ghost of 1870 -- 4. Belgium does not ask for pity -- 5. A vague and misty unreality -- 6. This poisoned atmosphere -- 7. At least they only frown your women -- 8. Hell's premises -- 9. Taking note of these things -- 10. Mort pour la patrie -- 11. Like a thief in the night -- 12. It is impossible that we will be abandoned -- 13. A trifle -- 14. A popular delusion.

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    English
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    ISBN
    0814797040
    Physical Description
    xi, 339 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.

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