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The deserters : a hidden history of World War II / Charles Glass.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D810.D57 G53 2013

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    An historical account of the view of deserters during World War II, this story deals with ordinary men under pressure to accomplish enormous and paradoxical expectations imposed on them. It is a history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines. This book offers a new perspective on the Second World War, delving deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surprisingly, deserters weren't looked on as cowards by their comrades, but rather as a normal part of wartime behavior. A soldier could fight bravely, but in a year's time become exhausted and disillusioned, causing desertion. It discards the notion of a flawless military and the dignity of conflict.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Glass, Charles, 1951-
    Published
    New York : The Penguin Press, 2013
    Contents
    Of boys to soldiers
    Of soldiers to deserters
    Military justice.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371) and index.
    Of boys to soldiers -- Of soldiers to deserters -- Military justice.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781594204289
    1594204284 (hardcover)
    9781101617816 (ebook)
    1101617810 (ebook)
    Physical Description
    xx, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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