Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during World War II

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Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during World War II

Wartime rape has fascinated the public and various commentators for centuries yet few in-depth examinations of the subject exist. The offenders here are US soldiers from World War II – the ‘greatest generation ever.’ Highly readable and impeccably documented, this book focuses not only on information found in once-confidential official documents, but allows the reader to hear the voices of the accused and their victims. Behind-the-scenes legal battles over which soldiers should receive the death penalty while others went to prison, and what the public saw as unfair military justice conclude this extraordinary study of wartime rape.

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